About the Northrop Grumman/Navy Site

The Northrop Grumman (Grumman) manufacturing facility, comprised of approximately 635 acres, was acquired by the Grumman Corporation in the early 1930’s. The United States Navy (Navy) owned 105 of the total property. The Navy leased its property and buildings to Grumman for research and manufacturing purposes. Grumman used its property for various military manufacturing purposes. The company developed and manufactured Navy fighter planes and amphibious landing craft from the 1930’s up to the end of World War II.

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Water District Defends Community at Joint Committee Hearing

Superintendent Michael Boufis Enlists Committee Help to Remediate Plume

9/30/2016 -- Bethpage Water District (BWD) Superintendent Michael Boufis, on behalf of District Commissioners William J. Ellinger, John R. Sullivan and John F. Coumatos recently testified before the Health and Environmental Conservation Committees of the Senate and Assembly as the voice of the Bethpage community.

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Access to Monitoring Wells Will Help Track Northrop Grumman Plume

Governor Cuomo and Senator Schumer demand action from Northrop Grumman and the Navy

2/2/2016 --

The Bethpage Water District applauds United States Senator Charles Schumer and New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for demanding Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy grant state and local water districts the authority to access monitoring wells that track the Northrop Grumman plume.

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Northrop Grumman To Take Legal Responsibility for Remediating Plume

Water District, Community and Elected Officials Pressured Northrop Grumman to Sign Cleanup Plan

5/26/2015 --

The Bethpage Water District Board of Commissioners, William J. Ellinger, John R. Sullivan and Gary S. Bretton, announced to the Bethpage community Northrop Grumman Corp. has agreed to remediate the plume. Efforts by the District, local elected officials and members of the community played a role in pressuring Northrop Grumman to assume their responsibility for cleanup.

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District Thanks Community and Government For Support in Remediating Plume

Community and Elected Officials Encouraged Governor to Sign Legislation Into Law

3/4/2015 --

The Bethpage Water District Board of Commissioners, William J. Ellinger, John R. Sullivan and Gary S. Bretton, announced to the Bethpage community recent water protection legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Joseph S. Saladino and New York State Senator Kemp Hannon has been signed into law by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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The Bethpage Water District Files Lawsuit Against Northrop Grumman

Polluter Must Pay for Treatment and Clean-up of Plume

11/19/2013 --

Bethpage, NY - The Bethpage Water District, represented by the law firm of Weitz and Luxenburg, P.C., announced that it has filed a formal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corporation in Federal Court. The suit charges that the aerospace company caused “irreparable harm” to the aquifer, which is the source of the community’s drinking water supply, by creating a toxic plume that affects the groundwater.

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What You Should Know About the Northrop Grumman/Navy Plume

6/1/2012 --

The Northrop Grumman (Grumman) manufacturing facility, comprised of approximately 635 acres, was acquired by the Grumman Corporation in the early 1930’s. The United States Navy (Navy) owned 105 of the total property. The Navy leased its property and buildings to Grumman for research and manufacturing purposes. Grumman used its property for various military manufacturing purposes. The company developed and manufactured Navy fighter planes and amphibious landing craft from the 1930’s up to the end of World War II.

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