Our Mission: To support our town of Bethpage; collect relevant data to prove there is a serious threat to all residents past and present; to ensure that the appropriate action to clean the three toxic plumes is taken, in an efficient and effective manner.
The Bethpage Cancer Project was started from a grassroots effort to counter the New York State Department of Health's recent study that the cancer rates in Bethpage are no higher than anywhere else. The NYS DOH study included only a limited part of our community - those living directly by the Bethpage Community Park. We feel that the report should have included, at the very least, all of those residing within the Bethpage School District. Almost everyone in this community has attended the Bethpage High School, which is situated directly across the street from the Community Park, as well as spent many a good summer at the Community Park/Pool itself. Additionally, the study excluded any residents of Bethpage that have since moved elsewhere.
We are collecting comprehensive data from the current and former residents of Bethpage to prove to Grumman, Nassau County, the NYS Department of Health, The United States Navy, Hooker Chemical/Ruco Polymer, the NYSDEC and EPA that the three toxic plumes that are continually growing in our town present a clear and present danger for the residents of Bethpage, we need to stop these toxic plumes in their tracks, and to clean the already contaminated areas so that residents of Bethpage can live a healthy life.
But we need your help!
We are calling to action our entire community to get an accurate depiction of what is going on in our town. It will only take a few minutes to fill out the form on this website - FILL OUT THE FORMS if you or anyone you know has suffered from CANCER (living or deceased) and that has lived within the Bethpage School District (either currently or at some point since 1960) and worked at the Grumman Bethpage Site, and no less important, we are also including AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASES, NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES .i.e: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, LUPUS, etc.. and BENIGN TUMORS, as well as other diseases that can arise as a result of environmental toxin exposure.
The information you provide will be confidential! It will be only be accessed by the two administrators of this website, as well as presented to the Department of Health once the information has been tallied for their verification. The data and any reports we publish as a result of this database will not include names, but may include age and street names.
PLEASE HELP US FIGHT TO GET THESE TOXIC PLUMES CLEANED UP!
All you have to do, is fill out the forms and submit.
We know the toxic plumes exist, we know it is rapidly growing, and we know it is going to hit our water supply, as well as the water supplies of South Farmingdale, Massapequa and Seaford and MANY others. Massapequa Water District estimates that the plume will hit their water supply in approximately 4 years. We are running out of time!
Our goal is to get swift and immediate action to clean up this highly contamined plume before it hits our water supplies. At present, the NYSDEC and the EPA are planning to allow these contaminants to hit our water supplies and then relying on treating the contamination at that point - after it is in our drinking water! We are hoping by getting a current tally of the amount of cancer cases, as well as other diseases potentially caused by environmental toxins will be even more reason to have them take IMMEDIATE ACTION!