The only way the SCOG
on HMS Tireless could explode was by it being contaminatied by hydrocarbons and being internally damaged by mishandling as well.
But it was impossible to say because the method of tracking and accounting for SCOGs
Mr Winter said: "There was a culture of complacency regarding the risks posed by SCOGs
and a tolerance of practices likely to increase those risks.
In 2013, SCOG
completed an Environmental Justice demographic profile for Skagit County, including geographic information systems and tabular data, which should be utilized in the HSTP
HMS Tireless's commanding officer, Captain Iain Breckenridge, said he did not know exactly where the Scogs were stored but that he trusted his crew to make sure the ship was in order.
He agreed to allow 20 tonnes of Scogs from the dump to be taken to the Royal Navy stores in Devonport, for use on submarines.
Nasa tests showed that Scogs could be dangerous if not stored carefully and kept in perfect condition.
Royal Navy engineer Chris Clark, was responsible for Scogs throughout the fleet.
Mr Clark visited the dump on June 27 2006 after he was contacted by a Defra official who said there was almost pounds 750,000 of recyclable Scogs in storage there.
The inquest heard Scogs become dangerous if not stored carefully.
The Scogs oxygen candles entered service in early 2001when theywereput to use throughout the British submarine flotilla.
FOLLOWING the blast nearly two years ago, Nasa tests showed Scogs (Self Contained Oxygen Generators) could be dangerous if not stored carefully and kept in perfect condition.