|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 4 Nov 2020 20:20:44 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Schumer demands Navy act quickly to bring public water to homes near the former Grumman site in Calverton, " NY|
Schumer demands Navy act quickly to bring public water to homes near the former Grumman site in Calverton By Denise Civiletti Riverhead Local November 3, 2020 Sen. Chuck Schumer is urging the U.S. Navy to immediately develop a plan to connect homes near the former Grumman site in Calverton to public water. Schumer is also asking the Navy to “significantly expand” its investigation into toxic chemicals emanating from the facility, a former Naval Weapons Reserve Plant, where Northrop Grumman built and tested fighter planes for the Navy. In an Oct. 28 letter to Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite, Schumer said the Navy must act quickly in light of New York’s tough new drinking water standards for the chemical contaminants 1,4 dioxane and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) which have been detected on the former Grumman site in Calverton. There were “significant detections of PFAS” in nearby private wells, Schumer wrote. The Navy did not test private wells for 1,4 dioxane. New York’s new drinking water standards took effect July 30, after the Navy sampled nearby private wells. The Navy’s monitoring of groundwater on the former Grumman’s site is ongoing. … For the entire article, see https://riverheadlocal.com/2020/11/03/schumer-demands-navy-act-quickly-to-bring-public-water-to-homes-near-the-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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