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Environment Agency allows increase in radioactive carbon emissions from Devonport Dockyard

The Environment Agency has agreed to allow Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd permission to increase the quantity of radioactive carbon released into the atmosphere from submarine refit operations at the dockyard, following public consultation over the need to vary the company's Environmental Permit.

Environment Agency considers proposal to increase radioactive carbon emissions from Devonport dockyard

Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd, the company which runs the Devonport naval base on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, has applied to the Environment Agency for permission to increase the quantity of radioactive carbon released into the atmosphere from operations at the dockyard.

£500 million refurbishment for Faslane announced by Chancellor

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced that at least £500 million will be spent at HM Naval Base Clyde to ready the base to receive new 'Successor' Trident replacement submarines and become the centre of UK submarine operations for the next generation.

Safety improvements ordered at Devonport nuclear dockyard after worker is contaminated

The government's nuclear safety watchdog has ordered the Royal Navy’s nuclear submarine base at Devonport in Plymouth to improve safety after a string of incidents.

Nuclear safety incidents soar at Clyde submarine base

The number of radiation safety incidents at the Clyde naval base where the UK's Trident nuclear weapons submarines are based has risen by more than 50 per cent over a year, according to figures released by the Ministry of Defence.

Over 700 nuclear safety incidents recorded over ten years at Clyde submarine base

Over 700 nuclear safety events have been recorded over the last ten years at the Faslane nuclear submarine base where the UK's Trident submarines are based, according to information released by the Ministry of Defence.

Plans submitted for new radioactive waste treatment plant at Faslane submarine base

The Ministry of Defence has submitted a planning application for construction of a new radioactive waste treatment plant at the Faslane nuclear submarine base to Argyll and Bute Council.

Increase in number of nuclear safety incidents sparks concern over safety standards at Clyde submarine bases

The number of safety incidents recorded at the UK's Trident nuclear submarine and weapons bases on the Clyde estuary has shown a sharp increase according to internal Ministry of Defence documents.

Faslane radiation incident under investigation

An investigation is underway at the Faslane submarine base in the Clyde following an incident when a worker was accidentally exposed to radiation.

Navy warship accidentally fires torpedo at Devonport nuclear dockyard

The Royal Navy is investigating an incident in which a dummy torpedo was accidentally fired from a warship at a dockyard where nuclear powered submarines are berthed and maintained.

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