Navy needs new wharf for Trident subs at Bangor

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The Navy plans to begin construction in July on a new $751 million wharf at the submarine base at Bangor.

The Navy says it's needed to handle upgraded nuclear ballistic missiles for the eight Pacific Trident submarines.

As the Pentagon prepares to issue the final environmental impact statement, The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/rRPo0z ) opponents question the spending at a time of Pentagon cutbacks and changing defense priorities.

Anti-nuclear activist Tom Rogers of Poulsbo calls it a "Cold War relic."

The new Bangor wharf is supported by Congressman Norm Dicks and Kitsap County officials who expect the four-year project will create thousands of construction and support jobs.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com