Naval Training Facility in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Witnesses testified about resuming live firing exercises on a U.S. Navy firing range on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico. A… read more

Witnesses testified about resuming live firing exercises on a U.S. Navy firing range on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico. A presidential panel recommended that the military resume the exercises and that the range be shut down in five years. The panel also criticized the Navy for not addressing long-held grievances of the people of Vieques, saying the Navy was partially responsible for a 25 percent unemployment rate on the island. Governor Rossello opposed the reopening of the range. close

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152937-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 19, 1999
Last Aired:
Oct 24, 1999

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  • Oct 19, 1999 | 10:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 24, 1999 | 3:48am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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