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U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin from eastern Long Island has called for the Navy to clean up contaminated groundwater near a former defense manufacturing plant in Calverton. Data from 14 nearby private wells show the presence of dangerous PFAS chemicals from operations at the plant.

Toxins Detected in Long Island Drinking Wells

Dec 21, 2020
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Toxic contaminants were detected in nearly 15% of private drinking wells near a former naval weapons plant in Calverton, Long Island. Data from the Suffolk County Health Department shows levels of PFAS above the state standard in four of the 95 wells tested. 

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A group of environmentalists and lawmakers pressed the U.S. Navy to recognize new drinking water standards adopted in New York to handle the cleanup of contamination at a former defense manufacturing facility in Calverton, Long Island.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York has again urged the Navy to develop a plan intended to connect residents living near a former Calverton Naval weapons manufacturer to public water. Tests show contaminants in private wells nearby.

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