KOMO 4: Explosives handling wharf was rejected by DoD committee

BANGOR — KOMO 4 reports that the Defense Department's Explosives Safety Board refused to give the Navy permission to build a second explosives handling wharf, but the Navy began construction anyway using a maneuver called “secretarial certification” and citing “no new increased risks.”

According to the KOMO 4 report, the board said the new wharf is adjacent to an existing wharf already handling missiles containing enormous explosive power from volatile rocket fuel.

The story was broadcast Oct. 28 and can be read and viewed here.


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