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ID:

635

Date:

2013-05-22

Headline:

Behind the scenes of the USS Miami Fire

Reporter's name:

Kathleen Shannon

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

WCSH-6 (Portland, ME)

City:

Kittery, Maine

Summary:

The U.S.S. Miami, a nuclear-powered submarine docked at the Portsmouth (Maine) Naval Shipyard, caught fire and burned for twelve hours, endangering the $1.5 billion ship and lives of emergency responders, but documents released under FOIA show that neither the nuclear reactor nor nearby communities were in danger.

Notes:

See also http://www.wcsh6.com/assetpool/documents/130522055829_NavyResponse.pdf, http://www.wcsh6.com/assetpool/documents/130522055829_Containment-boundaries.pdf, and http://www.wcsh6.com/assetpool/documents/130522055829_Reactor.pdf

Keywords:

Portsmouth, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, USS Miami, nuclear, submarine, fire, emergency reponders

URL:

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/244714/2/Behind-the-scenes-of-the-USS-Miami-Fire


Agencies:

DOD

States:

ME
NH

Categories:

military
nuclear safety
workplace safety


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