Monday, 22 February 2010

Navy dock in danger of becoming a 'nuclear dumping ground'

Guardian reports
“Navy dock in danger of becoming a 'nuclear dumping ground' Military chiefs are running out of space to store the UK's growing number of obsolete nuclear submarines, prompting fears that one of the country's busiest naval ports is set to be turned into a nuclear scrapyard."

The Isolus website states that a fourth round of consultation is due to start in 2010 and will last for at least 12 weeks.

The delays in addressing the decommissioned nuclear submarines mirror the situation on MODs general strategy for the management of nuclear waste, which it has failed to publish.

The requirement for the strategy is detailed in the in the policy published in October 2007 “Ministry of Defence Policy for Decommissioning and the Disposal of Radioactive Waste and Residual Material arising from the Nuclear Programme”

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