|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 21 May 2015 08:59:07 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: New York "DEC Announces Consent Order to Remediate Groundwater Plume at Bethpage Grumman Site"|
News Release New York State Department of Environmental Conservation May 13, 2015 DEC Announces Consent Order to Remediate Groundwater Plume at Bethpage Grumman Site Northrup Grumman Agrees to Clean Up Contaminated Groundwater Consultant Selected to Study Plume The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) finalized a consent order requiring Northrop Grumman to address elevated levels of groundwater contamination originating at its Bethpage site, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. Under the order signed by DEC, Northrop Grumman will be obligated to participate in the cleanup of groundwater originating at the site and cooperate with the U.S. Navy on a remedial design and remedial action work plan the Navy submitted to DEC to remediate contaminant "hot spots" recently identified in the large groundwater plume known as Operable Unit 2 (OU2). In addition, the order requires Northrop Grumman to continue to operate the on-site containment system to extract and treat groundwater to contain the source of the OU2 plume. The company is also required to perform regional monitoring of the plume and monitoring of outpost wells to detect the movement of contaminants in the groundwater. "This consent order is a significant step forward to ensure that the responsible parties take action to identify, contain and clean up the groundwater contamination associated with the Bethpage plume," Commissioner Martens said. "The Bethpage Northrop Grumman property is a complex site with unique challenges. DEC will continue to require the responsible parties to perform extensive monitoring and remediation as part of an overall remedy to protect public health and the environment." … For the entire release, see http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/101689.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.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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