DEC investigating strong smell traced to Cohoes Norlite plant

The state Department of Environmental Conservation continues investigating complaints of a strong odor in Cohoes.

The DEC got a complaint Sunday of a strong smell coming from the Norlite facility.

DEC’s spill responders confirmed burning odors to the north of the facility.

DEC inspected the facility and say they found the smell was coming from a stack on one of the kilns, and the kiln was shut down.

No hazardous materials or waste were being processed in the kiln at the time, DEC said.