|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:28:53 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs, COMMUNITIES: Northrop Grumman/Navy plume, Bethpage, NY|
Local Communities Deal With Plume Contamination Massapequa Water District takes the lead in petitioning Albany by Joe Scotchie: Massapequan Observer (NY) April 20, 2012The possible acquisition of Aqua NY by American Water Works has raised concerns about the future of the water supply for hundreds of thousands of local residents.
Such concerns have to do with costs; as significant, is the possible spread of groundwater contamination plume from the Northrop Grumman/ Navy site in Bethpage to public supply wells.
According to a spokesman for American Water, the New York State Public Service Commission, as The Massapequan Observer went to press, was set to vote on the acquisition proposal.
The Massapequa Water District has long been concerned about such contamination. Since February, they have circulated a petition among local residents asking that Governor Andrew Cuomo intercede with the actions of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and cause the immediate halt of the spread of any Navy/Grumman groundwater contamination plume to public water supply wells. According to water district officials, more than 5,000 signatures have been obtained so far and they are aiming for even more before they present the petition to state officials in Albany sometime in April or May.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.antonnews.com/massapequanobserver/news/22278-local- communities-deal-with-plume-contamination.html
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