2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:55:15 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: "Schumer Urges Navy To Expedite Bethpage [NY] Reimbursement"
Schumer Urges Navy To Expedite Bethpage Reimbursement
Water district has borrowed millions already for water treatment

Levittown Tribune
October 19, 2012

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has called on the U.S. Navy, by way of the Department of Justice, which is representing the Navy in legal proceedings, to immediately agree to reimburse the Bethpage Water District (BWD) for the money it has spent on equipment and treatment plants to purify drinking water contaminated by the toxic Bethpage plume. The district has had to issue bonds of almost $14 million for the construction and operation of equipment to treat the drinking water, and repaying those bonds will cost approximately $3,000 per household if the district is not reimbursed. The BWD has already had to make the first payment of $1 million, which will cost ratepayers approximately $100 this year. Schumer, who has been a leading advocate for aggressive cleanup of the plume, called on the U.S. Navy to immediately begin paying the Bethpage Water District for the cost of the equipment and treatment plants so that ratepayers are not charged for cleaning up a situtation they did not create.

Schumer stood at the Motor Lane wellhead treatment plant known as "Plant 6," on Oct. 11, and was joined by BWD Commissioners William Ellinger and Gary Bretton, Business Manager Sal Greco and Anthony Sabino, counsel to the BWD.


For the entire article, see
http://www.antonnews.com/levittowntribune/news/25557-schumer-urges- navy-to-expedite-bethpage-reimbursement.html


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
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