FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Water pollution at the Camp Lejeune military base in North Carolina has been linked to increased risk of birth defects and childhood cancers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.
Tuesday marks 29 years since the Bhopal gas disaster took place in India. The tragedy occurred on the night of December 2-3, 1984, when Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) and other lethal gases spewed out of the Union Carbide Corporation’s pesticide plant, killing more than 4,000 people instantly and maiming several thousand others for life.
The basin has a surface area larger than Suffolk and holds billions of liters of water that add up to close to ten times Kenya’s current reserves.