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After deciding to pursue a second
Having recently upgraded the sub’s munitions to more sophisticated D-5s, which take twice as much time as older C-4 missiles take to service and maintain, the Navy says that a second EHW is necessary. However, Joe Graf, from the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs, said to local media that the current EHW can handle the workload today; rather, it is looking towards a future workload.  A second EHW would also be required when the original EHW needs maintenance. There are 2 current building proposals as well as a 3rd no-action alternative (For more on alternatives, see the project’s website here: https://ehw.nbkeis.com/_Docs/NBKEHW_ProposedAction.pdf )
Why WPSR opposes new EHW:
WPSR questions the timing and rationale of a new EHW at
Dr. Hall also called into question the D-5 missiles themselves, which “are WMDs and have no military use.” He joins a growing group of officials, including three retired generals in the UK who recently penned an op-ed in the London Times opposing their government’s move to upgrade their Trident program, stating that the country’s nuclear deterrent was “virtually irrelevant.” “Nuclear weapons have shown themselves to be completely useless as a deterrent to the threats and scale of violence we currently, or are likely to, face — particularly international terrorism,” they wrote. 
WPSR Joins President Obama’s call for disarmament and adherence to NPT:
IMPORTANT: WPSR Urges Citizens to Send Comments to the Navy Regarding a 2nd EHW
Comments Must Be In BEFORE July 17, 2009
You can comment online here https://ehw.nbkeis.com/Comment.aspx
Or it can also be mailed to Department of the Navy, Strategic Systems Programs, Public Affairs Officer,
For further information on the proposed EHW, see the following resources:
Ed Friedrich, “Some Wondering Why Navy Needs New Wharf at
Ed Friedrich, “Navy Wants to
Op-ed opposed to 2nd EHW: MY TURN:
The project’s website
The timeline of the Environmental Impact Statement process https://ehw.nbkeis.com/_Docs/NBKEHW_NepaProcess.pdf
Please contact WPSR if you need more information.
 “Nuclear Notebook:
 Ed Friedrich, “Some Wondering Why Navy Needs New Wharf at
 Radiation Effects Research Foundation http://www.rerf.or.jp/general/qa_e/qa1.html
 Remarks By President Barack Obama, April 5, 2009 http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-By-President-Barack-Obama-In-Prague-As-Delivered/
 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Federation of American Scientists, http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/npt/
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