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Maine Considered For Possible Interceptor Site
07/17/2013 12:11 PM ET  

The Missile Defense Agency says it's considering northern Maine for a possible location for a ballistic missile defense "interceptor'' site for the East Coast.

LIMESTONE, Maine (AP) _ The director of the agency confirmed that the site is being considered in response to a question Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, who hails from Caribou, Maine.

The Portland Press Herald says the National Academy's National Research Council recommended a new type of interceptor system in northern Maine or upstate New York. The Obama administration plans to conduct environmental impact reviews but is not currently obligated to build a new facility.

Loring Air Force Base in Limestone closed in 1994. Collins said the area would be receptive to new defense department investments.

 (Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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