Toxins from old Grumman site contaminating Bethpage

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When Michael Barretta bought his tidy Bethpage house in 2006, he thought pollution from the nearby former Northrop Grumman defense complex had been cleaned up years ago. Full Story
Boot Legger

Pittsfield, MA

#1 Mar 15, 2009
Hey everybody lets go get a Low Life, Left Wing, Liberal Lawyer and Sue the Navy, and Grummans, the maker of the chemicle, and all the employees who ever worked for Grummans.
Grummans OK

Mesquite, NV

#2 Mar 15, 2009
The goverment and the NAVY call what grumman has to do ! If they didn't follow there orders good by CONTRACT !
THE REAL PEOPLE TO BLAME IS THE NAVY AND THE GOVERMENT, GRUMMAN BUIKT WHAT THEY ORDERED ! PEOPLE GET BEHIND A GREAT COMPANY ! IF GRUMMAN DIDN'T DO A GREAT JOB THIS COUNTRY WOULDN'T BE HERE LIKE IT IS TODAY ! THEY SAVED MANY AMERICAN LIVES !
John

AOL

#3 Mar 15, 2009
Boot Legger wrote:
Hey everybody lets go get a Low Life, Left Wing, Liberal Lawyer and Sue the Navy, and Grummans, the maker of the chemicle, and all the employees who ever worked for Grummans.
You would think twice before spouting your comments if it effected your family. My daughter and another child on the block suffered through chemo because of Grumman's actions. Hell, yeah...I'm hiring the bottom feeding sharks to get some compensation!
now what s up

Shirley, NY

#4 Mar 15, 2009
what about out east has anyone looked at the grumman site ther?

“silly conspiracy theory HA”

Since: Mar 07

Long Island

#5 Mar 15, 2009
maybe you should have thought twice before purchasing a home next to land which has been known for decades to be contaminated
John wrote:
<quoted text>
You would think twice before spouting your comments if it effected your family. My daughter and another child on the block suffered through chemo because of Grumman's actions. Hell, yeah...I'm hiring the bottom feeding sharks to get some compensation!
Allison

Bronx, NY

#6 Mar 15, 2009
I've lived in this house for 47 years my brother died at 12 of brain cancer my grandmother came to live with us and died of cancer and my mother also died of cancer. I'm speaking for one family in this neighborhood that has gone through so many losses due to cancer. Now I find out that my next door neighbors property is contamindated. Has anyone tested further east of 9th street? Are those homes safe, or you haven't tested east yet? So your not saying the other homes are safe, just perhaps you don't have the funds yet to do further testing. I know the 13,000.00 I pay a year in taxes doesn't mean my home should be safe and healthy to live in.
InTheCrapper wrote:
maybe you should have thought twice before purchasing a home next to land which has been known for decades to be contaminated
<quoted text>
Allison

Bronx, NY

#7 Mar 15, 2009
They did build great equipment, but at what expense. Peoples lives. They were given orders to fill, but not at the expense of peoples lives. People died and are dieing because of the actions or lack there of that they took. Someone needs to take responsibility for their actions. People didn't know what was going on back then. What are we supposed to do now ? Do you want to buy my house now ? I don't think so. So where do I go now? What should I do?
Grummans OK wrote:
The goverment and the NAVY call what grumman has to do ! If they didn't follow there orders good by CONTRACT !
THE REAL PEOPLE TO BLAME IS THE NAVY AND THE GOVERMENT, GRUMMAN BUIKT WHAT THEY ORDERED ! PEOPLE GET BEHIND A GREAT COMPANY ! IF GRUMMAN DIDN'T DO A GREAT JOB THIS COUNTRY WOULDN'T BE HERE LIKE IT IS TODAY ! THEY SAVED MANY AMERICAN LIVES !
John

AOL

#8 Mar 16, 2009
InTheCrapper wrote:
maybe you should have thought twice before purchasing a home next to land which has been known for decades to be contaminated
<quoted text>
I bought the house in 1981 before any 'contamination' was disclosed. But thanks for your comments, Einstein.
mister hard driver

New Hyde Park, NY

#9 Mar 16, 2009
John wrote:
<quoted text>
I bought the house in 1981 before any 'contamination' was disclosed. But thanks for your comments, Einstein.
forgive people like ITC, he's been drinking trichlor for years and his brain has suffered.
of course we'd all love to know then what is known now, but it doesnt happen that way. the total cleanup has to be done to all contaminated sights asap with the info we do have now. unfortunately its hard to trust all those involved in the problem, many working on agendae other than the public good.
from this point we also need to prevent the next generation's nightmare by being extremely careful how we affect the environment today.
Amy

Oakland, NJ

#10 Mar 21, 2009
This article saved me and my husband from buying a house in Bethpage across the street from Grumman.
ellen

Wake Forest, NC

#11 Aug 11, 2013
Have any studies ever been done to see how many
employees have gotten and passed from cancer.
Debbie

Kings Park, NY

#12 Sep 6, 2013
ellen wrote:
Have any studies ever been done to see how many
employees have gotten and passed from cancer.
I was wondering the same thing. My grandfather worked there building the planes And had breast, cancer, skin cancer, and died of bladder cancer. I always knew it was from the toxins he was exposed too! Someone should have to pay for the loss of lives!

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