Northrop Grumman

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The defense manufacturer Grumman knew for decades that its facility was contaminating the groundwater in Bethpage and neighboring Long Island communities. 

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is concerned that toxic chemicals could seep into private drinking water wells on Long Island. He wants the Navy to expand testing around a former weapons facility in Calverton.

The Navy released test results that show elevated levels of harmful chemicals like PFAS in some drinking water samples taken near the former Grumman site.  

Schumer sent a letter to the Navy. He says more tests need to be done on private drinking water wells –  and quickly. 

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A new contamination hot spot has been found at a former baseball field in Bethpage, Long Island. The site is next to a community park that is being treated for soil contamination.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

A second water treatment system came online last week on Long Island to help remove carcinogenic chemicals from the Bethpage plume.

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.