Consultation outcome

Submarine Dismantling Project

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Detail of outcome

Following public consultation, the Ministry of Defence decided that initial dismantling of the submarines will take place at both Devonport and Rosyth Dockyards and that the Reactor Pressure Vessel from each submarine will be removed and stored whole.

Further public consultation, on the selection of a site for the interim storage of Intermediate Level radioactive waste from the submarines, is planned to be carried out in 2014.

Original consultation


Proposals for the dismantling of the UK’s defuelled nuclear powered submarines.

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Consultation description

The aim of Submarine Dismantling Project is to deliver a safe, environmentally responsible and cost effective solution for the dismantling of 27 of the UK’s defuelled nuclear powered submarines after they have left service with the Royal Navy.


Consultation document

Published 28 October 2011
Last updated 3 May 2013 + show all updates
  1. Added details of next Submarine Dismantling project Advisory Group meeting.

  2. Added MOD’s response to consultation: March 2013 and supporting documents

  3. First published.