October 18, 2023

Lights Out Norlite Wants Cohoes Law on Waste Ash

Instead of sending its toxic incinerator ash to commercial hazardous waste landfills as is now required by current federal and state law, Norlite continues to mix the waste ash with its aggregate product and sells this “block mix” to the building industry. Lights Out Norlite, a community group which wants to shut Norlite down due to its toxic impact on public health and the environment, is supporting the Cohoes City Council’s effort to pass a local law to enforce that such waste ash is sent to a licensed hazardous waste facility. Joe Ritchie discusses the proposed legislation and the public comment period before the Council Meeting on Tuesday Oct. 24 at 7 PM. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

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