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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.

The day crustaceans crippled a nuclear submarine

How a Royal Navy submarine and crew was almost lost off the coast of Africa 2011.

'Stop work' notice issued following safety concerns during refit work on nuclear powered submarine HMS Trenchant at Devonport dockyard

Concerns about emergency response arrangements resulted in a 'stop work' notice being issued for refit work on a nuclear powered submarine at Devonport naval dockyard earlier this year, according to a report published by the government's nuclear safety regulator.

Navy staff shortages leave one in ten submarine crew posts unfilled

New figures released by the government reveal that more than one in ten posts are vacant across the Royal Navy's nuclear powered submarine fleet, raising concerns about risks to safety.

Rolls-Royce fined £200,000 after workers exposed to radiation

The company that builds nuclear reactors which power the Royal Navy's fleet of submarines has been fined £200,000 for breaches of safety and environmental laws following an incident in which members of staff were exposed to radiation.

Rolls-Royce pleads guilty to breaking safety laws after employees exposed to radiation

The company that builds the nuclear reactors which power the Royal Navy's fleet of submarines has pleaded guilty to seven charges of breaching safety and environmental laws after employees were exposed to high levels of radiation at one of the company's factories in Derby.

Rolls-Royce face safety charges over radiation risks

Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations Ltd, the company which develops and manufactures reactors for the Royal Navy's fleet of nuclear powered submarines, has appeared before magistrates in Derby facing charges of breaching health and safety and environmental protection legislation.

Devonport workers receive accidental radiation dose during submarine maintenance operation

Three workers at HM Naval Base Devonport have received an accidental intake of radioactive material following an incident during a submarine maintenance operation.

Ministry of Defence publishes list of submarine base nuclear safety incidents

A power supply failure to submarine berths, leakage from a tap left on in a radioactive waste tank, melting of an ice plug, and a loss of electricity caused when steam valves were mistakenly closed are among a series of unexpected events which have resulted in a string of nuclear incidents and near misses involving Britain's nuclear submarine fleet over the last five years.

Nuclear regulator bars launch of submarine until quay safety concerns are resolved

Wet Dock Quay

The launch of the Navy's latest nuclear powered submarine has been blocked by the government's nuclear safety regulator because of concerns about the structural integrity of a dock quay at the shipyard where the submarine is under construction.

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