Environmental groups worried Cohoes may sell housing complex land to Norlite

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Residents and advocates are pushing back against the sale of the Saratoga Sites public housing apartment complex to Norlite.

In an open letter signed by the majority of the Cohoes Common Council, advocates urge the Cohoes Housing Authority not to sell the

Saratoga Sites land to Norlite. They also ask that the land be tested for contaminants.

The authors point out the "rich irony" of a company causing major pollution problems resulting in neighbors being forced to leave their homes, only to have that company benefit from them leaving.