2019 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 07:32:25 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: New York proposes plan to remediate Bethpage plume
[This has been a long time a’coming. It’s a victory for local water districts and activists. - LS]

State: $585 million to treat, contain water contaminants in Bethpage plume
A state report recommends 24 wells connected with miles of piping, five treatment plants and recharging the cleaned water into the aquifer through four basins and irrigation at areas including Bethpage State Park.

By David M. Schwartz
Long Island Newsday (NY)
May 28, 2019

New York State released a $585 million plan on Thursday to contain and treat the Bethpage groundwater pollution plume that has been spreading from former Northrop Grumman and Navy facilities.

Based on new engineering and groundwater modeling developed over the past two years, the state recommended drilling 24 wells to pump 17.5 million gallons of water per day and send them to five treatment plants. The treated water would then be recharged to the aquifer through four basins and irrigation, including at Bethpage State Park, as well as sending the water into Massapequa Creek.

“This is going to be a knockdown, drag-out fight with polluters. They’ve said for years it can’t be contained, it shouldn’t be contained. This study and investigation turns all of that on its head,” state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said Thursday.


For the entire article, see

For the official announcement, see

For my 2011 report, see http://www.cpeo.org/pubs/Bethpage.pdf



Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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