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Independent testing identifies new threat at Cohoes Norlite plant

Sam Hesler & WNYT Staff
Created: January 28, 2021 04:07 PM

Environmental advocates say new test results at the Norlite Plant in Cohoes show potential health and environmental issues.

Researchers compared dust samples from the Saratoga site's public housing complex to samples from Norlite. They found the samples are full of sharp glass and quartz particles, which resemble volcanic glass.

Health experts say these particles can cause serious problems like silicosis. That's a progressive and usually fatal lung disease.

Learn more about who conducted the tests by watching the video of Sam Hesler's story.


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