2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 08:17:39 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Calverton Navy Plant (NY) groundwater testing
More groundwater testing needed in Calverton

Riverhead News-Review (NY)
July 23, 2009

More extensive surface water sampling.

A better definition of the contamination's eastern and southern boundaries.

The testing of two homes to ensure there are no traces of chemical vapor intrusion from soil.

Those are just some of the requests that state and county government leaders are planning to present to the U.S. Navy next week in connection with a plume of chemical-laden groundwater south of the former Northrop Grumman plant in Calverton.

In response to mounting pressure from federal lawmakers to get the Navy to re-examine its long-held position that the pollution is dissipating naturally, the officials called a meeting last week to present what was described as "a unified voice" to the Navy.

But they will stop short of demanding that the Navy act now to begin cleaning the plume, the News-Review has learned.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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