Trident & Related News

February 2017

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Write to their MPs to demand an inquiry after the news that Theresa May covered up a failed Trident missile test in 2016. You can do this via the web-page http://act.cnduk.org/lobby/113

 

Peace boats and faslane camp SCOTTISH artist and director David Newbigging is planning to make a film documenting the alarming number and severity of accidents that occur within the UK’s nuclear fleet, based at Faslane on the Clyde in Scotland. Called Benchmark 6, the fictional documentary centres around the years following the accident that occurred on HMS Vengeance, one of the UK’s vanguard class nuclear submarines, in 2011. The Bafta award winner is currently raising funds for the film which has gained support from antinuclear campaign groups, MPs and nuclear physicists.

 

Amec has won a £35million deal with the UK Ministry of Defence to supply research and technology (R&T) services. The work, for the MOD’s Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme (NNPP), is worth approximately £35m over five years. The contract win has secured 70 jobs at Amec’s bases in Warrington and Dorchester. Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin said:“Long-term investment in innovative research and technology like this is absolutely essential to ensuring that Britain’s nuclear programme remains cutting-edge.