Water Board Sues Grumman Over Toxins

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Written by Daniel Offner Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00

Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainview. According to the lawsuit, the district is demanding a jury trial to determine whether Grumman owes compensation for the costs of monitoring contaminants, operations, maintenance, treatment upgrades, and equipment required to comply with state and federal safe drinking water law; or whether Grumman would bear the expense of securing an alternative source of clean drinking water. Water district officials are quick to point out that the water is treated and purified before being delivered, and is safe to drink. Read more here : http://farmingdale-observer.com/2013/12/06/water-board-sues-grumman-over-toxins/

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