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Marchers oppose subs dismantling

Plymouth demo
Formal consultation will start in 2010

About 250 demonstrators have marched in Plymouth in protest at a controversial submarine dismantling project.

Devonport dockyard is one of a number of sites being considered for the work.

The Ministry of Defence is talking to local MPs and councillors before launching a formal consultation exercise in 2010.

A spokesman said no decisions had been made but the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) said the dockyard was too close to local communities.

Tony Staunton, from the CND, said: "The entire process of cutting-up radioactive hulks should not happen in Plymouth or anywhere else.

"It is a new process, never been done before, and no-one can make assurances of complete safety".

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