Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde
HMNB Clyde consists of the naval base at Faslane and the arms
depot at Coulport.
Babcock Naval Services, a subsidiary of Babcock Support Services
Limited, operate at HMNB Clyde in partnership with the Ministry of
Defence (MoD). However, it is the MoD that controls the disposal of
The MoD is not subject to the same provisions of regulation as
civil sites. Letters of agreement between SEPA and the Ministry of
- discharges of liquid radioactive waste into Gare Loch from
- discharges of tritium (gas) into the atmosphere from
- the disposal of solid radioactive waste from each site.
In 2003, the MoD submitted an application to build a new
effluent plant at Faslane. However, it is currently reconsidering
the long-term strategy for the base, and SEPA has decided not to
progress with the application.