August 26, 2021

Air Testing with Dave Walker and Norlite Talk with Dave Publow

Dave Walker, retired geologist from Columbia University and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, visited the Sanctuary for Independent Media to talk to the Uptown Summer youth about the importance of clean air. He shared his research around the particulate matter being carried by the air from Norlite, the hazardous waste incinerator in nearby Cohoes. Walker then took the youth outside to test the air quality by collecting dust samples, giving them a role in determining the air safety of their neighborhood. Reported on by Sina Basila Hickey.

Following is an interview with Dave Publow, a filmmaker and activist who has been studying Norlite and the hazardous effects on the community. Mark Dunlea spoke with Publow about what he has learned about Norlite.

Photo by Tara Bryan.

To see the video by Dave Publow:

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