2015 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:35:04 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Navy/Grumman Bethpage (NY) plume spreading
Wells to screen in South Farmingdale, Massapequa for Northrop Grumman-Navy groundwater plume that started in Bethpage and spread as far as Levittown

Long Island Newsday (NY)
February 22, 2015

The Northrop Grumman groundwater plume that originated in Bethpage is spreading, forcing officials to begin treating drinking water wells as far as 4 miles away in Levittown and to install 31 more monitoring devices in an effort to learn the distance the contamination has spread.

The monitoring wells are being installed by the Navy, which operated the Bethpage site along with Northrop Grumman, principally in areas north of Hempstead Turnpike and north and south of the Southern State Parkway in the towns of Oyster Bay and Hempstead. Two wells also will be installed in South Farmingdale and Massapequa to screen for contaminants. All of the monitoring devices are to be installed by 2016.

"We're trying to determine the extent of it," said Lora Fly, remedial project manager for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, which is overseeing the Navy's cleanup responsibilities. "We're hoping to find an end point."


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