Groups Urge DEC to Stop Norlite’s Mishandling of Toxic Fly Ash
Community groups, along with New York State Assemblymember John McDonald, held a news conference on Friday, Jan. 21 in front of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) office in Albany. They urged the DEC to immediately order the Norlite hazardous waste incinerator to stop mixing toxic ash into its aggregate product, which it sells to the construction industry. Changes made by the DEC to Norlite’s exemptions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act prohibit such use of toxic ash. We hear from local resident Joe Ritchie, Assemblymember John McDonald and Dave Publow. By Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.