State asking court to force troubled Cohoes Norlite plant to cease certain operations

The state is once again taking action against Norlite in Cohoes.

Attorney General Letitia James and DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos are asking the court to require Norlite to immediately cease harmful emissions and suspend certain operations.

This follows last month’s lawsuit James and Seggos filed against Norlite. They say the facility is sending contaminants into the air, putting the health and safety of neighboring residents at risk.

Seggos says the new filing seeks to implement additional oversight and monitoring.