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Decades of Grumman, Navy inaction before Calverton wells contaminated, documents show

Source:, December 28, 2020
By: Paul LaRocco and David M. Schwartz

Groundwater contamination spreading from 6,000 acres in Calverton where Grumman once fueled and tested U.S. Navy jets is threatening the Peconic River and private drinking wells — after decades of inaction by the aerospace giant and its military partner, according to advocates and documents examined by Newsday.

Court records newly uncovered by Newsday show that Grumman was aware at least 35 years ago that pollution generated by its work for the Navy had the potential to migrate below the surface in a wide area that includes the Peconic, which feeds fresh water into the region’s estuary. Read more.

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