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An open letter to Palumbo and Giglio from residents of Manorville: ‘We need your help!’

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Residents of Manorville, where many private wells are contaminated with toxic chemicals, are angry that NY State has again denied grant funding for public water to 128 homes near the former Grumman facility in Calverton.

Residents call on governor, state lawmakers to fund public water extension in Manorville

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Clean water activist Adrienne Esposito organized a press conference in Manorville today, where residents gathered to demand state officials provide funding for public water in a remote area of Manorville where private wells are contaminated with toxic chemicals.

Calverton-Manorville residents to rally for clean water Wednesday, after state denied grant funding for public water extension

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Calverton and Manorville residents will rally Wednesday for clean water, after a request for funding for a public water hookup was denied by the state. “The Thanksgiving menu for Calverton is turkey, stuffing, gravy and a side helping of toxic chemicals,” said Adrienne Esposito of Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

County health department finds PFAS above drinking water standard in more Calverton wells

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The Suffolk County Department of Health Services is conducting private water well surveys in neighborhoods immediately south of Peconic Lake in Calverton after detecting harmful chemicals above state drinking water standards in 21 properties in the area.

Federal environmental agency issues major changes to health advisories for PFAS chemicals in drinking water

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The new lifetime health advisory levels are lower than the maximum levels set by New York State in 2020 and lower than what can currently be detected by testing technologies.

Riverhead seeks state grant funding for another public water extension in Calverton, where PFAS, 1,4-dioxane pollute private wells

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Riverhead is seeking grant funding from New York State to help the Riverhead Water District provide public water to an area of Calverton near the terminus of the Long Island Expressway where health-threatening contaminants have been identified in private drinking water wells.

Groundwater pollution at closed Riverhead landfill is 10x state limit, investigation finds

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Chemical contaminants known to have a wide range of health risks have been detected at the Riverhead landfill site on Youngs Avenue at levels up to more than 10 times the state drinking water standard, prompting an investigation by environmental and health officials into potential contamination of nearby private wells.

Navy, under fire for groundwater pollution in Manorville, may use unpublicized survey to justify dissolving Grumman cleanup advisory board

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The Navy is quietly conducting a survey to measure the community's 'environmental concerns' about the former Grumman site in Calverton. A Navy rep said lack of community interest may mean a 23-year-old community advisory board should be shut down.

Navy to update community on groundwater pollution in Calverton at meeting Thursday

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Navy representatives will discuss their investigation into groundwater contamination on and near the former Grumman manufacturing facility in Calverton during a virtual meeting of the Calverton restoration advisory board Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m.

A united community demands public water in area near former Grumman site — but Navy shows no sign of budging

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Local residents, environmental advocates and officials are “united” in their demand for the U.S. Navy to pay the cost of bringing public water to homes near the the former Grumman Aerospace manufacturing plant in Calverton. The Navy, however, is unimpressed.
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