|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:17:41 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: Contamination found near former Grumman site in Calverton, NY|
Navy to report on investigation of PFAS groundwater contamination at former Grumman site in Calverton By Denise Civiletti Riverhead Local (NY) January 27, 2020 Naval environmental engineers say there is no need to expand sampling area or provide an alternative water supply to properties with private drinking water wells in the area around the former Grumman facility, despite finding PFAS contamination there and in at least four private wells off-site. The chemical contamination in question involves Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), a group of chemicals used to make fluoropolymer coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. They are used in products such as water-repellent clothing, furniture, adhesives, paint and varnish, food packaging, heat-resistant non-stick cooking surfaces and insulation of electrical wires. Chemicals in this group include perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS). PFOA is being phased out, but is still used to make household and commercial products that resist heat and repel stains. PFOS is used in fire-fighting foam. Both are newly listed hazardous substances, according to the N.Y. State Department of Environmental Conservation. … For the entire article, see https://riverheadlocal.com/2020/01/27/navy-to-report-on-investigation-of-pfas-groundwater-contamination-at-former-grumman-site-in-calverton/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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