2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 10:06:18 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs, CONTRACTORS: Northrop Grumman plume in Calverton (N_Y)
County: No telling where Grumman pollution ends

Riverhead News-Review (Mattituck, NY)
July 2, 2009

A plume of contaminated groundwater that stretches south of the former Northrop Grumman plant in Calverton may be much larger -- and run much deeper -- than originally suspected, according to the Suffolk County health department.

"We found contamination in all the new wells," said Andrew Rapiejko, a health department geologist who oversaw a second round of testing this spring near the former naval weapons facility.

"Typically, you would like to see the end of a plume; you drill until you get a couple of wells that are clean and that's when you know you've found the end."


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