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Top: the road to Norlite  Bottom: the road along Saratoga Sites
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation held a marathon public information session Wednesday night focused on issues related to the incineration of hazardous materials at the Norlite facility in Cohoes.

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New data reveals a third of the U.S. military’s stockpile of AFFF was burned at Norlite in Cohoes, in Albany County.

The Saratoga Sites public housing neighborhood in Cohoes.
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Activists are challenging a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation report that finds no clear connection between the Norlite plant in Cohoes and PFAS contamination of the area.

Cohoes residents were joined by activists and advocates on a Thursday morning Zoom meeting.
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Already under intense scrutiny from environmental advocates and local elected officials, the Norlite plant in Cohoes is facing new clean air violations from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. But environmentalists are also taking aim at the DEC.

William Keeler
William Keeler

Concerns remain over environmental pollution from burning toxic materials at the Norlite site in Cohoes.

Dr. David Bond speaking during a Zoom video conference.
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The mayor of Cohoes is siding with environmental activists who are recommending immediately stopping the burning of PFAS at a local plant.