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Old 07-12-2012, 10:44 PM
 
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Has anyone heard of this? Seems really serious. I am looking at Plainview and Old Bethpage homes and it seems that they use Bethpage's water system. Anybody know the real deal?

Bethpage Toxic Plume Closer To Contaminating More Water Wells | Long Island Press
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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Grumman?
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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Now this has been going on for years! I cannot believe the issue has not been remediated!!
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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What says Plainview uses Bethpage's water system? The plume seems to be going south/southeast as mentioned, not north toward Plainview?
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Grumman?
It originates over there and the plume has been moving further south. Looking at 2012 the plume has crossed Hempstead Tpke and has reached the North Massapequa/Seaford border by 135 and 107.

This is some info from the Massapequa water district:
Massapequa Water District

http://www.massapequawater.com/Overv...ev01-04-12.pdf
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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What says Plainview uses Bethpage's water system? The plume seems to be going south/southeast as mentioned, not north toward Plainview?

Plainview has its own water contamination issues not directly related to the plume.

Google Plainview water contamination and dig a little for more info.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: New York
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Plainview has its own water contamination issues not directly related to the plume.

Google Plainview water contamination and dig a little for more info.

You are right. I got the water report and the nitrate level is the worst that it can be. We no longer drink the water, ever. We need to work on getting a proper filtration system for the house.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I don't see that they will ever be able to extract 100%, that is unreasonable but it doesn't mean they shouldn't try. They will end up with polluted tapwater at some point regardless of their efforts.

The larger question is where has the water authority been the last 50 years, is this not their job to protect the consumer. John Caruso has been commisoner of the Massapequa Water System since 1994, and now he wants 100% remediation, the water district that is supposed to be protecting the consumer has been out to lunch, their website indicates residents should write to the governor, please.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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At least you guys don't have flouride in your water, you've got that going for you
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Plainview has its own water contamination issues not directly related to the plume.

Google Plainview water contamination and dig a little for more info.
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You are right. I got the water report and the nitrate level is the worst that it can be. We no longer drink the water, ever. We need to work on getting a proper filtration system for the house.
I happen to have been drinking that water through my filtered refrigerator for the last year almost daily since moving in. Does filtration help? I'm looking at the reports:

http://www.plainviewwater.org/2011%2...up.%20Data.PDF
http://www.plainviewwater.org/2010%2...%20Summary.PDF

and I don't see anything in violation (they set limits for a reason). All it says is Plainview uses aquifiers beneath LI (also used by a lot of others?) which have localized contamination but the water quality is "good to excellent". Nitrate levels seem to be ok too. What am I not seeing? I would stop drinking too if it's shown to be bad.
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