March 26, 2024

LON Responds to Temporary Shutdown of Norlite

On March 25, the Norlite hazardous waste incinerator and aggregate production facility in Cohoes, announced that they are temporarily closing down the core part of their production, though details are vague as to what this means. Joe Ritchie of Lights Out Norlite, which has called for the plant to be permanently shut down, talks with Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Magazine. Since this interview, we found out that one of Norlite’s incinerators has been shut down for the last 3 months. The other one needs $3 million worth of repairs. 3 months ago, 18 staff were let go. More recently, 10 people were laid off. Apparently there is no hazardous waste burning at the moment.

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