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Navy personnel injured in accident aboard docked nuclear submarine in Louisiana

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According to Anna Taylor, spokeswoman for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, the ballistic-missile submarine USS Louisiana “had a problem in the forward crew access area while conducting a routine air test.”

“The boat’s nuclear drive room was unaffected,” she added.

The test is no longer ongoing and Navy personnel were responding to the situation, Taylor said.

Five other sailors were examined by Navy medical personnel and required no treatment, according to Taylor.

The 560-foot Louisiana entered service in 1997 and has been based in Washington State since 2005. It can carry up to 20 ballistic missiles with thermonuclear warheads.

State and local authorities have been notified of the incident. Additional announcements will be made as more information becomes available, Taylor said.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/02/us/navy-nuclear-submarine-accident-washington-state/index.html Navy personnel injured in accident aboard docked nuclear submarine in Louisiana

Chris Estrada

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