Or Maybe We Should All Pray for Rain

The Pentagon's new image of competence has suffered a bit of a setback. Officials at Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., have discovered that the $1.7 billion SEAWOLF attack submarine being built there is too large for the Thames River. To move the vessel, the Navy will have to dredge a $12 million, eight- mile channel. Some residents contend that the removal of 2.7 million cu. yds. of contaminated sludge will harm the fishing industry, and have called for a full environmental-impact study before the digging begins.

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