Community Spotlight: Bethpage

Community Spotlight: Bethpage

Northrop Grumman is committed to addressing environmental conditions in the region.

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Community Meeting Invitation – November 17, 2022

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – October 26, 2022 4:00 p.m. ET

Northrop Grumman is committed to continuing to work closely with the U.S. Navy, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and other federal, state, and local government regulatory authorities, as we have done for over 25 years, to address environmental conditions in the region.

We support scientifically-based and technically-proven remedies to address environmental conditions and we welcome the opportunity to have a productive dialogue with the regulatory agencies and other responsible parties regarding technically sound remedial efforts.

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History

During World War II, thousands of Grumman Aircraft Engineering employees at the 600-acre U.S. government-owned, contractor operated site in Bethpage produced 12,200 F-6F Hellcat airplanes for the U.S. Navy – one of several Grumman aircraft instrumental in achieving victory in the Pacific.

During the space race, employees designed and built the Apollo lunar module, which carried Neil Armstrong and other astronauts to the moon and back. Later, employees built the U.S. Navy’s venerable F-14 Tomcat and the E-2C Hawkeye. In 1994, Northrop Corporation acquired Grumman Aerospace Corporation.

The company’s airborne early warning system, now the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, is still protecting our troops serving on every U.S. aircraft carrier and our Bethpage team is currently supporting the next generation of electronic attack for the U.S. Navy among other work at the site.

Today, the 90,000 men and women of Northrop Grumman around the world support our warfighters as they face an increasingly challenging threat environment – just as generations of Long Islanders did who proudly worked at Grumman.

Our Environmental Efforts

Infographics

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Soil Cleanup Process for Ballfield – Storyboard

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Treatment Equipment at McKay Field – Storyboard

In the 1980s and 1990s, Grumman Aerospace and, later, Northrop Grumman, sought to understand how legacy military production operations (which were consistent with America’s standard industrial manufacturing practices) may have contaminated soil and groundwater.

Detailed research, funded by Northrop Grumman, found evidence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), metals, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in soil and VOCs in groundwater at the site.

In the early 1990s, the company funded wellhead treatment at two Bethpage Water District Plants. Northrop Grumman also funded, designed and constructed an on-site groundwater containment and remediation system at the southern border of the former Navy/Grumman facility to contain and treat groundwater at the site.

Approved by the NYSDEC, the system continues to operate today and returns clean water replenishing the aquifers. The company’s ongoing evaluation of its data (provided to NYSDEC) shows these systems are effectively capturing groundwater contaminants.

Beginning in 2008, Northrop Grumman funded, designed, constructed and began operating on-site soil vapor and groundwater treatment systems along the southern and western boundaries of the Bethpage Community Park. These systems continue to operate effectively today.

In 2016-2017, the company funded, designed, constructed and installed three wells as part of a NYSDEC-approved off-site groundwater remedial system (known as the RW-21 project) to capture and treat groundwater south of the Park. Northrop Grumman is currently working with the NYSDEC and the Town of Oyster Bay to implement the pipeline installation and construct a treatment facility to support this system.

In 2018, Northrop Grumman funded, designed, and developed a soil remediation plan within specific areas of the Bethpage Park baseball field. The company is working with the NYSDEC and the Town of Oyster Bay to implement this plan currently with the goal of returning this ball field to the community as soon as the NYSDEC-approved work is complete.

In addition to Northrop Grumman’s on-site and off-site groundwater remediation and soil remediation activities, the U.S. Navy is conducting its own groundwater activities. The Navy is responsible for treating groundwater contamination at two locations (GM-38 and RE-108) and is funding wellhead treatment for several water districts.

Northrop Grumman is currently implementing three NYSDEC consent agreements under the current state-approved Record of Decision. These activities include ongoing well sampling and data collection as well as the specific remedial projects mentioned above.

Updates for Residents on RW-21 Piping Installation Progress

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – October 26, 2022 – 4:00 PM ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept 29, 2022 – 5:00 PM ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept 12, 2022 – Noon ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 31, 2022 – 4:00 PM ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 2, 2022 – 3:00 PM ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – July 29, 2022 – 3:15 PM ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – July 27, 2022 – 5:15 PM ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – July 26, 2022 – 3:15 PM ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – July 19, 2022 – 4 PM ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – July 8, 2022 – 6 PM ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – June 29, 2022 at 1:30 PM ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – June 27, 2022 at 10:15 AM ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – May 17, 2022 at 5:30 AM ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – April 19, 2022 at 8:30 AM ET

RW-21 Well Preparation and Leak Detection System Installation Schedule – March 22, 2022

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – March 22, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Feb. 9, 2022 at 4:30 PM

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Feb. 7, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Feb. 3, 2022

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Jan. 20, 2022 4:30 PM

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Jan. 19, 2022 4:30 PM

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Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Jan. 14, 2022 4:30 PM

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Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Dec. 23, 2021 1:30 PM

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Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Dec. 21, 2021 5:00 PM

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Dec. 20, 2021 5:00 PM

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Dec. 17, 2021 3:00 PM

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Dec. 16, 2021 4:30 PM

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Dec. 15, 2021 4:30 PM

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Dec. 14, 2021 4:45 PM

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Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Nov. 30, 2021 3:30 PM

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Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Nov. 19, 2021- 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Nov. 18, 2021- 3:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Nov. 17, 2021- 4:00 pm

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Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Nov. 12, 2021- 3:00 pm

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Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Nov. 10, 2021- 4:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Nov. 9, 2021- 3:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report Nov. 8, 2021- 4:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Nov. 5, 2021- 3:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Nov. 4, 2021 – 4:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Nov. 3, 2021 – 4:30 pm

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Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 29, 2021 – 3:30pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 28, 2021 – 4:00pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 27, 2021 – 4:30pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 26, 2021 – 3:30pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 25, 2021 – 4:30pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 22, 2021 – 4:30pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 21, 2021 – 3:30pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 20, 2021 – 4:00pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 19, 2021 – 4:00pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 18, 2021 – 4:30pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 15, 2021 – 3:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 14, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 13, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 12, 2021 – 4:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 11, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 8, 2021 – 4:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 7, 2021 – 5:00 pm

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Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Oct. 1, 2021 – 4:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept. 30, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept. 29, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept. 28, 2021 – 5:00 pm

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Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept. 24, 2021 – 3:00 pm

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Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept. 20, 2021 – 4:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept. 17, 2021 – 3:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept. 16, 2021 – 3:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept. 15, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept 14, 2021 – 3:30p.m.

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept 13, 2021 – 4:30p.m.

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept 10, 2021 – 3:00 p.m.

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept 9, 2021 – 5:00 p.m.

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept 8, 2021 – 4:30 p.m.

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – Sept 7, 2021 – 4:30 p.m.

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – September 3, 2021 – 3:00pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – September 2, 2021 – 4:30pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – September 1, 2021 – 4:30pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 31, 2021 – 4:30pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 30, 2021 – 4:30pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 27, 2021 – 3:30pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 26, 2021 – 5:00pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 25, 2021 – 5:00pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 24, 2021 – 4:00pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 23, 2021 – 4:00pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 20, 2021 – 3:00pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 19, 2021 – 4:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 18, 2021 – 3:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 17, 2021 – 4:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 16, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 13, 2021 – 4:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 12, 2021 – 4:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 11, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 10, 2021 – 4:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 9, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 6, 2021 – 3:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 5, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 4, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 3, 2021 – 4:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – August 2, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – July 30, 2021 – 4:15 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – July 29, 2021 – 4:30 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – July 28, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – July 27, 2021 – 4:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – July 26, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – July 23, 2021 – 4:30 pm

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Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – July 21, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Progress Report – July 20, 2021 – 5:00 pm

RW-21 Progress Update – July 19, 2021 – 5:00 pm

RW-21 Piping Progress Resident Memo – July 16, 2021 – 5:00 pm Update

RW-21 Piping Progress Resident Memo – July 15, 2021 – 5:00 pm Update

RW-21 Piping installation preparation – July 14, 2021 Update

RW-21 Piping installation preparation – July 13, 2021

RW-21 Piping Sophia Street and N Herman Avenue to Central Parking Memo – July 12, 2021

RW-21 Piping Progress Resident Memo – July 9, 2021- 5 pm Update

RW-21 Piping Progress Resident Memo – July 8, 2021- 5 pm Update

RW-21 Piping Sophia Street and N Herman Avenue Parking Memo – July 8, 2021 – 7:30 am Update

RW-20 Mechanical Installation Commences July 13 Memo – July 7, 2021 Update

RW-21 Piping Progress Resident Memo – July 7, 2021 – 5:00 pm Update

RW-21 Piping Progress Resident Memo – July 6, 2021 – 5:00 pm Update

RW-21 Piping Progress Resident Memo – July 1, 2021 – 4:30 pm Update

RW-21 Piping Progress Resident Memo – June 30, 2021 – 5 pm Update

RW-21 Piping Progress Resident Memo – June 29, 2021 – 5 pm Update

RW-21 Piping Progress Resident Memo – June 28, 2021 – 5 pm Update

RW-21 Piping Progress Resident Memo – June 26, 2021

RW-21 Piping Progress Resident Memo – June 25, 2021

Community Meeting Invitation

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Community Meeting Invitation•November 17, 2022

Bethpage Environmental Project Community Update•February 3, 2022

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Community Meeting Invitation•February 3, 2022

Bethpage Environmental Project Community Update – December 1, 2021

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Community Meeting Invitation – December 1, 2021

Bethpage Environmental Project Community Update – September 23, 2021

Bethpage Environmental Project Community Update – August 18, 2021

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Community Meeting Invitation – August 18, 2021

Bethpage Environmental Remedies Community Update – June 3, 2021

Bethpage Environmental Project Community Update – March 25, 2021

Virtual Meeting Invitation – RW-21 Piping Route Mobilization Update – March 25, 2021

Bethpage Offsite Groundwater Project Community Update – February 4, 2021

February 4, 2021 Community Meeting Invitation – RW-21 Offsite Groundwater Project Community Update (results of feasibility study)

Bethpage Offsite Groundwater Project Community Update – January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021 Community Meeting Invitation and RW-21 Groundwater Treatment Facility Update

Bethpage Offsite Groundwater Project Community Update – January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021 Community Meeting Invitation and RW-21 Project Update

April 1 2020 Meeting Postponed – Park Soil Remedy Phase 2

March 18 Meeting Postponed to April 1, 2020 – Park Soil Remedy Phase 2

Meeting Notice Park Soil Remedy Phase 2 – March 18, 2020

RW-21 Project Update – January 23, 2020

Bethpage Fact Sheets

Bethpage Community Park Soil Cleanup and Expanded Sampling – March 2021

Overview: Northrop Grumman Begins Soil Cleanup at Bethpage Community Park – August 2020

Milestone: Bethpage Park Soil Remedy Start Up Operations – August 26, 2020

RW-21 South Recharge Basin Project Work – July 2020

RW-21 Grumman Road East Project Work – July 2020

Bethpage Park Soil Remedy Fact Sheet – July 2020

RW-21 Project Tree Trimming along Grumman Road East Notification

Central Avenue Survey Work Phase Two Traffic Plan

RW-21 Project Paving on Seaman Avenue – June 19, 2020

Communication to South Recharge Basin Businesses and Families – June 2020

RW-21 Project Area Pipeline Fact Sheet – June 2020

Central Avenue Survey Work Notice – June 2-10, 2020

Northrop Grumman Seaman Ave Work Notification – May 2020

RW-21 Project Area Pipeline Fact Sheet – April 2020

Northrop Grumman RW-21 Well Vault Installation Parking Lot Notification

RW-21 Offsite Groundwater Project – Community Update – January 23, 2020

Bethpage Park Soil Remedy Fact Sheet – January 2020

RW-21 Project Area Pipeline Fact Sheet – January 2020

Monitoring Well 116-5 Monthly Sampling – January 16, 2020

RW-21 Project Area Fact Sheet – August 2019

RW-21 Project Area Fact Sheet – May 2019

Bethpage Park Soil Remedy Fact Sheet – March 2019

Apollo Circle Project Work Fact Sheet – May 2018

Bethpage Environmental Fact Sheet – April 2018

Arumdaun St/Aerospace Blvd Project Fact Sheet – March 2017

RW-21 Project Area Fact Sheet – November 2016

Bethpage in the News

Northrop Grumman Begins Next Phase of Soil Cleanup at Bethpage Community Park

Patch.com Farmingdale Edition – September 30, 2020

Naval Airborne EW: Northrop Grumman Builds on Strong Legacy to Deliver the Future

Defense Daily Advertorial – September 2020

Northrop Grumman Gives Long Island Council of Churches a $5,000 COVID Grant for its Nassau County Emergency Food and Support Program

Long Island Council of Churches Press Release – July 23, 2020

Science and Commitment Make for a Better Long Island

Long Island Contractors Association – March 2020

Learn More

Documentation of Northrop Grumman’s activities, reflecting the company’s long and close collaboration with NYSDEC, NYSDOH, the U.S. Navy, and other federal, state, and local regulatory agencies to address environmental conditions in the area, is available for review at the Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714.

The company holds periodic community meetings and engages local residents, community leaders and elected officials regularly to inform them of the NYSDEC-approved work that is undertaken in the area. If you would like be informed of company environmental activities in the area, please sign up for project updates.

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Contact Us

Dianne Baumert-Moyik
Northrop Grumman Public Relations
(516) 754-2645
dianne.baumert-moyik@ngc.com

Our Government Project Partners

PROJECT-RELATED QUESTIONS:
Jason Pelton

Project Manager
Division of Environmental Remediation
Remedial Bureau D, Section B
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233
(518) 402-9478 
Jason.Pelton@dec.ny.gov

HEALTH-RELATED QUESTIONS:
James M. Sullivan, Public Health Specialist II

Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation
New York State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza
Corning Tower, Room 1787
Albany, NY, 12237
(518) 402-7860
beei@health.ny.gov