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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.

Skills shortage threatens MoD nuclear programmes

A shortage of skilled nuclear personnel within the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Royal Navy is “the principal threat to the delivery of nuclear safety”, according to an internal MoD report.

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.

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.

Staffing and organisational change highlighted as key challenges to MoD nuclear safety

Staffing issues and organisational change remain the biggest safety challenges to the UK's military nuclear programme according to a report published by an internal Ministry of Defence safety regulator.

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.

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