|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:13:41 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: News test wells at Calverton (NY) Grumman plant|
Navy Begins Drilling More Testing Wells South of Former Grumman PlantThe sites will test the extent of the underground contaminated plume and measure chemical concentrations.
By Paul Squire Riverhead Patch November 21, 2011The U.S. Navy began drilling new testing wells south of a underground plume of contaminated groundwater at the former Grumman defense plant in Calverton last week to test the extent of the pollution and ensure the toxins have not yet reached the Peconic River.
The sites, located farther south than previous testing areas south of River Road in the Suffolk County Parks area, will monitor chemical concentrations.
The underground plume of polluted water, caused by solvents and fuel dumped at the site when it was used by Grumman from 1954 to 1996, is over a mile long. Residents, civic and environmental groups have raised concerns that the plume could spread into the Peconic River and affect animal and plant life.
... For the entire article, seehttp://riverhead.patch.com/articles/navy-building-more-testing-sites- south-of-former-grummann-plant
-- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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