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Sailors and workers at Connecticut’s Navy submarine base will be able to receive lunch deliveries this week.

New York Doubles Down On Plans To Sue Grumman, Navy

Mar 10, 2020
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New York's top environmental official says he is outraged over documents found in an Newsday investigation that the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman misrepresented for decades the damage caused by a toxic plume in Bethpage, Long Island.

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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. 

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.