NORWEGIANS WANT NATO NUKE SUBS OUT OF TROMSO TOWN
Officials and residents of the town of Tromso, Norway, which is located above the Arctic Circle, have resisted the plan of the Norwegian government to allow nuclear submarines to dock at its port, TeleSUR reported on May 28, 2020.
However, Oslo pressured them and compelled them to receive the submarines from member-nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), with Frode Pleym of Norway’s Greenpeace saying “the government does not dare say 'no' to the US. To accept nuclear-powered submarines is to play NATO roulette with people and nature."
After private investors bought the Olavsvern naval base in Tromso, NATO pushed for another location for its nuclear-powered ships. The only approved reception point to date is located north of Haakonsvern in Bergen. The Norwegian Armed Forces have received political instructions to ensure that these ships dock in the municipal port of Tromso.
However, the Labor Party group's leader and the municipal port company's president, Jarle Heitmann, assured, "local authorities would prefer that the place not be used for that purpose." Tromso is one of the Norwegian municipalities that advocated that Norway keep the nuclear ban.