|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 8 Jul 2009 10:03:19 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs, CONTRACTORS: Northrop Grumman Navy Weapons Plant, Calverton, NY|
County: No telling where Grumman pollution ends BY MICHAEL WHITE Riverhead News Review (NY) July 4, 2009A plume of contaminated groundwater that stretches south of the former Northrop Grumman plant in Calverton may be much larger -- and run much deeper -- than originally suspected, according to the Suffolk County health department.
"We found contamination in all the new wells," said Andrew Rapiejko, a health department geologist who oversaw a second round of testing this spring near the former naval weapons facility.
"Typically, you would like to see the end of a plume; you drill until you get a couple of wells that are clean and that's when you know you've found the end."
"We haven't done that yet," he said.Health department officials, whose initiative was launched last summer based on previous -- but limited -- findings by the U.S. Navy, are also troubled by the potential depth of the plume. As deep as they could drill in Calverton -- 115 feet -- county workers continued to find traces of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, in the groundwater.
.... For the entire article, see http://www2.timesreview.com/NR/stories/R070209_Plume_mw -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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