Thursday, October 12, 2017
"There are 12 submarines sitting in the impromptu graveyard – the oldest, Conqueror, arrived in 1990. Eight more are scheduled to be added over the next few years, absolutely contrary to what everyone living in the area wants. The 12 submarines means that there’s about 25 tons of radioactive waste stored at the site, and even though a few other interim storage sites have been selected, residents probably have a long wait ahead of them."
Within context of a previous blog entry that naval base Devonport, England the mission not merely to "service" British atomic submarines. A STORAGE facility with highly radioactive and continuing-to-function nuclear reactors on decommissioned submarines.
"9. Decommissioned Subs at Devonport, England"
"The UK's nuclear submarine refit base is to remain in special measures amid safety concerns."
"The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has also warned Devonport in Plymouth might need enhanced monitoring until 2020 unless improvements are made."
"Special measures, including monthly inspections, were predicted to last two years when first imposed in 2013."
"Babcock, which carries out the refitting for the Ministry of Defence, said safety was its 'highest priority'". [Babcock the private concern as tasked with dismantling the reactors and removing.]
Read further thanks to a BBC Spotlight [15 Jul 2015] article the danger as posed by all those active nuclear reactors to the Devonport a topic of discussion.
Need I say further the HMS Argyll inadvertent torpedo launching under a worse-case-scenario might have set off a "chain-reaction" of events with extremely catastrophic results.
Light at the end of the tunnel? NO!