Faslane nuclear fears after 500 ‘significant’ safety alerts at Trident sub base in a year

More than 500 “significant” health and safety incidents were recorded at the Faslane nuclear submarine base last year, the Sunday Mail can reveal.

Documents released to the SNP under Freedom of Information for the Royal Navy facility near Helensburgh, in Dunbartonshire, show the figure has almost quadrupled since 2014.

Last year, there were 481 health and safety incidents at the high security base compared to 123 in 2015, 377 in 2016 and 501 in 2017.

A statement confirmed that under Naval command, only those deemed as “significant” were now recorded on central systems.

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Source: Daily Record