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Nuclear Sub Damage Linked to Tracing Paper

British vessel runs aground because of nautical chart mishap

(Newser) - Investigators have found the culprit behind a $10 million nuclear submarine accident: Tracing paper. HMS Trafalgar struck the seabed in 2002 because a piece of tracing paper obscured key details on a nautical chart, the Guardian reports. More »

Appeals Court Nixes Sonar Exemption Claim by Navy

But court sets aside protections for marine life for another 30 days

(Newser) - The US Navy is not exempt from laws that ban whale-harming sonar, a federal appeals court has ruled. The Bush administration had contested an earlier ruling, arguing that halting sonar use when whales are nearby poses "significant restrictions on our ability to train realistically." Whales and dolphins have... More »

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