Lights Out Norlite News Conference on Norlite and Bevill Amendment
Lights Out Norlite and its members said that it was long past time for DEC to amend the expired permit for Norlite, a hazardous waste incinerator, to require the company to treat the toxic ash from its pollution control equipment as hazardous waste. For years Norlite has taken advantage of a federal loophole that allowed it to sell the incinerator ash for use in building products. That exemption was ended three years ago by the federal and state environmental agencies but DEC failed to enforce the change. DEC held a hearing Monday night, November 20th, at the Cohoes Senior Citizen Center, to receive public comment after Norlite objected. Speakers at the press conference were Dr. David Carpenter, Ed Sokol, and Chris Sevinsky. Dave Public acted as moderator. Andrea Cunliffe of Hudson Mohawk Magazine brings you this report.