SNOWE, SHAHEEN AND AYOTTE STATEMENT ON PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD FIRE

May 24, 2012

(Washington, D.C.) — U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the below statement following last night’s fire at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery.

“Our thoughts are with the injured firefighters and crew members, whose brave and swift response helped prevent a crisis.  We also commend the Navy and its local partners for their successful efforts to contain the situation and to ensure continued operations at the Shipyard. The men and women at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery are the best in the nation at what they do, and their response to this incident is proof of that.”

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