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San Diego Says Blackwater Project Requires Additional Review

Lawyers for the city of San Diego say military security contractor Blackwater failed to file the necessary paperwork for final permits that would allow it to use a warehouse as a training center for a Navy counterterrorism program.

The city claims in documents filed in federal court Thursday that Blackwater's facility must undergo additional review before final occupancy permits can be issued.

The city says Blackwater never asked for approval to convert the whole 61,000-square-foot warehouse in the industrial Otay Mesa area into a school and did not include plans to install a battleship simulator in its original plans.

Blackwater asked the court on Tuesday to force the city to let it begin using the facility immediately.

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