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January 15, 2013

Judge won't halt explosives wharf

TACOMA (AP) — A federal judge is declining to halt construction of a new explosives wharf at Naval Base Kitsap.

The U.S. Navy has said the new wharf is needed to help handle Trident nuclear submarines. But two peace groups and the Suquamish Tribe filed two separate lawsuits last year, arguing that the Navy withheld information and that the $715 million project would violate treaty fishing rights in Hood Canal.

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