By Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is directing state conservation officials to write a plan for protecting Long Island drinking water from a plume of contaminants and chemicals from the former military plane manufacturing site in Bethpage.

The law signed last week directs the Department of Environmental Conservation to outline a plan for hydraulically containing and cleaning up chemicals from the Superfund site in the underground aquifer and drinking water of southeastern Nassau County.

Chemicals in the Navy Grumman plume include industrial solvents.

Sponsors say they want a comprehensive report designed to stop the plume from spreading, removing contaminants and protecting public water supplies, wells and the freshwater wetlands and salt water environment.

They say the agency can write the report from data already collected.

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