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Cohoes residents want DEC investigated over knowledge of toxic firefighting foam

WNYT Staff
Updated: February 11, 2021 06:44 PM
Created: February 11, 2021 02:05 PM

COHOES - Environmental advocates are calling for an independent investigation of Norlite in Cohoes.

They have the support of Assemblyman John McDonald and Senator Neil Breslin.

The advocates released emails Thursday obtained through a Freedom of Information request.

They claim the emails show the Department of Environmental Conservation knew about Norlite's burning of toxic firefighting foam far earlier than it let on.

DEC calls those claims "absolutely absurd".

DEC on Wednesday reported six new air quality violations at the plant.


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