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Nuclear submarine visiting Gibraltar puts people and the environment in danger

Gibraltar fury erupts as US submarine told to leave Rock over ‘nuclear risk’

A US submarine has been urged to leave Gibraltar in order to stop putting the Rock at “nuclear risk”. Express UK, By MICHAEL CURZON, Tue, Jan 4, 2022.  The USS Albany made a scheduled port visit in Gibraltar on December 30, 2021. Ecological campaigners criticised the visit as putting the Rock at a ”nuclear risk” over the New Year period and demanded the submarine to “leave”.

Spanish non-governmental organisation Verdemar Ecologistas en Acción said the presence of nuclear submarines at the rock puts thousands of people – along with the environment – at risk.

It said: “Campo de Gibraltar does not want to participate in any submarine war.

“We continue to insist that these submarines are floating bombs and put our families and our environment at risk.”

The organisation was equally critical in December following reports of a UK Astute-class vessel docking in Gibraltar. ………….

t also doubled down on its insistence that the submarine “leave and stop putting at nuclear risk” the Cadiz coast of the Strait of Gibraltar.

The USS Albany made a further stop in December off the coast of Limassol, Cyprus and engaged in coordinated operations with NATO.

Additional reporting Maria Ortega.

January 6, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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