Plans to use Hunterston’s port to dismantle nuclear submarines have been revealed. The Scottish Green party and investigative journalism website, The Ferret, released documents from Peel Ports that show it considers the decommissioning of the radioactive hulks at Hunterston an opportunity. The Ministry of Defence has 20 of the old military submarines waiting to be dismantled, but the idea to bring them to North Ayrshire has been condemned. Ross Greer, Green MSP for the West of Scotland, told The Ferret: “Scotland isn’t short of more suitable places to do this and far better options are certainly available for Hunterston.”
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Britain is working on a plan to take control of one of Britain’s oldest steelmakers to secure the supply chain for the country’s nuclear submarine fleet, Sky News reported on Saturday. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) had enlisted Deloitte to advise it on the talks with privately-owned Sheffield Forgemasters, Sky News said, citing steel industry sources.
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