BETHPAGE, NY — Northrop Grumman recently launched the next phase of soil cleanup at Bethpage Community Park.
On Aug. 26, the global aerospace and defense technology company turned on heating equipment to warm the soil beneath Bethpage Community Park — marking a major milestone toward returning the ball field to community use, the company announced in a news release.
The technology will warm the soil over a six-month period to vaporize the chemicals found deep in the soil. The company’s processing equipment will vacuum the vapor, scrub the chemicals from the vapor, and release the treated air to the atmosphere.
“This process is a proven, safe and widely-used method across the State of New York that does not present any risk to the community,” the company wrote.
Northrop Grumman’s work is being conducted with approval from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the New York State