From the Papers

September 2015

HMS Artful Two workers were accidentally entombed inside the ballast tank of a nuclear submarine, it has emerged. A pair of workers were sealed inside the ballast tank of a nuclear submarine in Plymouth and had to bang on the hull with a drill to raise attention. The electricians, who had been inspecting sonar equipment, finally managed to get a weak signal on a mobile phone and get help to set them free. The incident at Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth which saw the men accidentally sealed in by colleagues has been described as “extremelyunpleasant”.


Ever wondered what would happen if the Americans had dropped Little Boy over Britain instead? Someone has created a Nuke Map of the world, which allows the user to see exactly that.


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki by renewing his commitment to a nuclear weapons free Japan, following criticism for not making the same pledge on the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.


N Korea Missile lorry North Korea: Kim Jong-un could be boosting his stockpile of nuclear weapons, according to an expert analysis of satellite images of North Korea. Pyongsan, the secretive republic’s most important uranium plant, is getting a major refurbishment – which could mean it is set to produce more material for nuclear weapons. Leading nuclear weapons expert Dr Jeffrey Lewis, director of the James Martin Center for Non-proliferation Studies (CNS) in Washington DC, has concluded that the secretive republic “is expanding its capacity to mine and mill natural uranium” after studying images of the site.