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    taffytubby wrote:
    And when they start finding highly toxic radioactive particles on the beaches will you want to walk your dog along Gellyswick or take your kids to play on Milford Beach? Get real, dirty weapons are for dirty wars. Milford Haven is a place of natural beauty, we should be exploiting that rather than trashing it further with more hazardous industry. And on the point of jobs- fat lot of good the oil/gas industry is for Milford these days, the place is more and more depressing every week Charles St. is a disgrace. I can see the tourist brochures now " Come to Milford, but don't go near the beaches and stay away from the restricted areas and you can see the National Park between the smoke stacks and the submarine docks". Carwyn says it's good? Then Carwyn can have the bloody things.
    So what' highly toxic radioactive particles' are you expecting to find on the beaches, and where will they come from? It might be wiser to learn about nuclear submarines/nuclear energy/radioactivity and then rethink the 'highly toxic radioactive particles'?"
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Milford Haven 'would welcome nuclear submarines'

Milford Haven 'would more than welcome' nuclear-armed Trident submarines, First Minister Carwyn Jones has claimed.

During First Minister's Questions on Tuesday Mr Jones was asked about potential investment in Welsh ports.

Mr Jones responded by saying that he had noticed that the Scottish Government no longer wished to have the UK's nuclear deterrent housed at the Faslane naval base on the River Clyde.

He added: "There will be more than a welcome for that fleet and those jobs in Milford Haven."

The issue of where the Trident fleet would be based should Scotland become independent is one of the main issues being discussed in the run-up to the independence vote in 2014.

Milford Haven has previously been looked at as a potential base but it is widely believed that the large industrial developments around the haven would rule out the move.

The haven is already home to two oil refineries, two LNG facilities, a large tank storage site and a power station due to come online shortly.

Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas whose region includes Milford Haven said Mr Jones "clearly has no grasp on reality if he believes that the people of Wales want nuclear weapons stored in Milford Haven".

He added: "Pembrokeshire would lose far more jobs than would be created because of the risks involved of having nuclear submarines. There are a number of oil refineries in the area which would have to be scaled down. What would the impact be on tourism if nuclear warheads were mixing with the seals of Pembrokeshire?"

Mr Thomas pointed out that Milford Haven had been considered for the Polaris submarines in 1963 and had been rejected even then because of its energy developments.

Earlier this year a Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) report also ruled out Milford Haven as a potential base for the Trident fleet because of the industrial sites based around the waterway.

What are your thoughts? Should Milford Haven be considered as a base for the UK's nuclear deterrent? Leave your comments below.

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