Thanks to the efforts concerned members of the public, the US Navy will be holding a meeting in Eureka to hear concerns about the proposed expansion of activities in its Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC).
The meeting will be held on Wednesday,
December 15th from 5 to 7 pm at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka.
NWTRC has been in use since World War II. It covers an area of 122,440 square nautical miles stretching from the Northern tip of Washington's Olympic Penninsula to the Humboldt/Mendocino County line, extending up to 250 miles off-shore. The complex includes air, surface and sub-surface ranges, as well as in-shore ranges in the Puget Sound area.
Naval exercises will include
testing of new weaponry and ammunition (habitat and marine life disruption, destruction, and pollution with toxic chemicals, heavy metals, depleted uranium, etc.), deployment of sonar (which has killed hundreds of marine mammals in numerous incidents worldwide), and ship-based flight training (which has already sent panicked livestock off of cliffs on the Oregon coast and through fences in the Hwy 36 valley).