66. Coulport, Loch Long. (NS 211 874), (NS 212 896)
Royal Navy armament depot where Britain's Trident missiles are
stockpiled. Coulport is part of HMNB Clyde, being just six miles
from Faslane. Miles of heather-covered peninsula have been desecrated
and turned into Britain's atomic bomb store. Coulport has the ability
to store 36 Trident warheads.
Explosives Handling Jetty at Coulort
In October 2004, a report in the Sunday Herald revealed there had
been 10 fires and 72 false alarms at Coulport. "There are three
or four events a year that have got the adrenaline going,"
said Tom Ward, the superintendent in charge of Coulport. "But
the location is not here by accident. We can absorb the consequences
of a reactor or weapons incident within Coulport."
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