|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:28 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: "Navy making good on pledge to clear water of contamination" from Calverton (NY) plant|
Navy making good on pledge to clear water of contamination by Tim Gannon Riverhead News-Review (NY) April 17, 2014A multimillion-dollar chemical treatment facility currently pumping toxic contaminated groundwater from the Enterprise Park at Calverton - left over from years of pollution at the former Grumman site - is meeting its goals thus far, officials said last week. And while the large plume is not traveling underneath the Peconic River, as feared when it was first reported five years ago, it will take several more years of treatment before it is cleaned up.
The pump-and-treat system now operating at the southern end of EPCAL is removing 99 percent of the contaminants in the water being treated, good for 19 pounds of dangerous chemicals so far, officials said. Installed last October, the $4.6 million system that is remediating a plume headed toward the Peconic River will be in operation for at least another two to four years - assuming all goes as planned.
The treatment facility is designed to clean up contaminants that were left behind by the Grumman Corporation when the company built and tested aircraft at the Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant.
... For the entire article, seehttp://riverheadnewsreview.timesreview.com/2014/04/53534/navy-making- good-on-pledge-to-clear-water-of-contamination/
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