Twenty workers at the Faslane nuclear submarine base were exposed to radiation due to safety errors, newly-released documents have revealed. The engineers were repairing a leaking tank on a Trident submarine while a nearby nuclear reactor was operated. Details of the incident, in August 2012, at the Clyde site emerged after Freedom of Information (FOI) requests by an anti-nuclear group. The Ministry of Defence said no-one was harmed and safety had been improved. MoD reports into several incidents at the Faslane base were obtained using FOI legislation by the campaign group Nuclear Information Service. There was a prolonged and repeated failure of the SS [ship’s staff] to understand and control the radiological hazard they were creating.
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