Northrop Grumman

Navy Clashes With State Over Bethpage Plume Cleanup Plan

Sep 17, 2019
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The U.S. Navy has opposed New York State’s plan to clean up the toxic plume in Bethpage created by a defense manufacturing plant decades ago.

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U.S. Congressman Tom Suozzi of Long Island has called on Northrop Grumman and the Navy to work out a deal with New York to help pay for efforts to contain a toxic plume that originated from their Bethpage manufacturing plant decades ago.

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The Bethpage Water District has filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman and chemical companies after the toxic chemical 1,4-dioxane was found in the district’s drinking water.

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The Bethpage Water District on Long Island is building a $19.5 million facility to treat contaminants from the nearby former Northrop Grumman site, which manufactured planes from the 1930s to the mid-’90s.

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Three members of a Long Island family say their cancer is the result of Northrop Grumman’s toxic plume in Bethpage. The family is suing the defense manufacturer for more than $300 million.