Officials Demand U.S. Navy, Military Contractor Take Responsibility For Toxic Plume On LICrews are checking for toxic contaminants that officials say are now the unwelcome legacy of the former Grumman aerospace plant in Bethpage.
Cuomo Threatens Lawsuit Over Dredging Along Long Island SoundA Department of Environmental Conservation report released Wednesday says the contamination put drinking water at risk for 250,000 people.
Long Island Town Sues Navy, Others Over Water ContaminationA Long Island town has filed a $50 million federal lawsuit against the Navy, Northrup Grumman and others over groundwater contamination that forced the closure of water wells.
Cuomo Orders Navy, Northrop Grumman To Allow Access To Wells At Long Island Plume SiteNew York state will conduct testing to further analyze a groundwater plume on Long Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced Wednesday.
Toxic Plume Spreading At Bethpage Defense Plant, Tests ShowOfficials revealed this month that the 4.5-mile-by-3.5-mile plume of underground contamination in Bethpage is moving deeper than ever.
Elevated Levels Of Radium Found In Bethpage Drinking Water Supply WellWater District Superintendent Michael Boufis said the levels are not considered hazardous and do not exceed federal or state standards.
Long Island Groundwater Cleanup Plan Chosen By DECThe Department of Environmental Conservation says it will target groundwater hot spots at Operable Unit 3 of Northrop Grumman's Bethpage Facility to diminish the threat to wells that provide public drinking water.