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 radioactive waste.

SEPA's role

The MoD is not subject to the same provisions of regulation as civil sites. Letters of agreement between SEPA and the Ministry of Defence limit:

  • discharges of liquid radioactive waste into Gare Loch from Faslane
  • discharges of tritium (gas) into the atmosphere from Coulport
  • the disposal of solid radioactive waste from each site.