U.K. lawmakers set to debate replacing Britain's nuclear-armed submarines

Jul 18, 2016

U.K. lawmakers set to debate replacing Britain's nuclear-armed submarines

British lawmakers are due to vote Monday on whether to replace the country's fleet of nuclear-armed submarines, a powerful but expensive symbol of the country's military status. The Conservative government is determined to maintain Britain's nuclear deterrent, which consists of four Royal Navy submarines armed ...

Evacuation rules revised for nuclear vessel accidents

/ Nov 20, 2015

Evacuation rules revised for nuclear vessel accidents

The government on Friday lowered the threshold for evacuating residents during accidents on nuclear vessels, bringing it in line with accidents at atomic power plants. Under the new rules, residents will begin evacuating when radiation exceeds 5 microsieverts per hour in areas near nuclear-powered aircraft ...