|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 8 Dec 2016 23:16:42 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: "Navy, Northrop Grumman ask for dismissal of toxic plume suit"|
Navy, Northrop Grumman ask for dismissal of toxic plume suit By Chau Lam Long Island Newsday (NY) December 7, 2016 The U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman Corp. and other defendants being sued for groundwater pollution that forced the closing of some Levittown water wells have asked a federal judge to dismiss the litigation. The Town of Hempstead, which provides public water, on June 30 filed the multimillion-dollar lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Central Islip, claiming that toxic chemicals it discovered in three wells in July 2013 were released into the groundwater by current and former businesses that operated near the town-run Levittown water district. Northrop Grumman, in its written application of Dec. 2, asked U.S. District Court Judge Joseph F. Bianco to dismiss the lawsuit on several grounds — including that Hempstead had three years to sue for cleanup and related costs from the time it discovered the contamination, and that window of time has closed. ... For the entire article, see http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/navy-northrup-grumman-ask-for-dismissal-of-toxic-plume-suit-1.12718871 -- 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/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.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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