2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:36:32 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Schumer calls for Calverton Navy Plant (NY) interim action
Senator: Poison waits for no study

Riverhead News-Review (NY)
February 4, 2010

The U.S. Navy expects to release a report by year's end detailing the breadth of groundwater pollution flowing from the former Grumman jet plant in Calverton -- as well as possible remedies.

Although the Navy has said it is crucial to complete the report, known as a Corrective Measures Study, before any cleanup can begin, Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said "waiting around" until 2011 before taking corrective action would be a mistake.

"The facts are in and the Navy needs to know this: The poison Grumman plume is contaminating the Peconic River, no questions about it, and cleanup must begin posthaste," Mr. Schumer said.


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