Navy's nuclear school expanding at Goose Creek

(Source: US Navy)
(Source: US Navy)

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) - The nuclear power training school at the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek is expanding.

The school will expand to handle twice as many students each year. The new operation will also have more modern nuclear reactors and improved security.

The facility is one of two Navy nuclear power training schools, the other is in Milton, N.Y.

Each school trains 1,200 students annually. Plans call for Charleston to handle 1,800 students each year by 2022. It also would handle 2,800 students while the New York school is refueled.

Plans call for the replacement of two 1960s-era submarines at Goose Creek with two 1970s-era subs.

The training school in South Carolina was built in 1996.

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