Company's fault city of Bethany for groundwater pollution

BETHANY, Okla. (AP) — Two companies that previously operated a now closed aerospace plant says groundwater pollutants that threaten to contaminate the city of Bethany's municipal water supply is a result of the city's 67-year-old clay sewer pipes. The Oklahoman ( http://bit.ly/2gBiWBY ) reports...

BETHANY, Okla. (AP) — Two companies that previously operated a now closed aerospace plant says groundwater pollutants that threaten to contaminate the city of Bethany's municipal water supply is a result of the city's 67-year-old clay sewer pipes.

The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2gBiWBY ) reports that a plume of the solvent tetrachloroethylene extends from the closed plant previously operated by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and Rockwell Automation Inc. plant at Wiley Post, threatening Bethany's nearby water wells.

Bethany city attorney David Davis says the city's sewer system isn't to blame. The city filed a federal lawsuit in September saying the two companies are responsible.

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality records show the groundwater pollutants have been found in concentrations as high as eight times the federal limit.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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