Read the full article by E.A. Crunden (WasteDive)

UPDATE: June 22, 2020: Fallout from research finding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in soil and surface water near a Norlite Corp. plant in Cohoes, New York, resulted in the Department of Defense canceling contracts with Norlite to incinerate materials containing PFAS, the Wall Street Journal reported. And the Times-Union reported the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) told the company it may no longer incinerate PFAS-laden firefighting foam or AFFF. 

That DEC order comes shortly after the state legislature banned AFFF incineration in Cohoes. That bill is still awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature…

  • Ongoing controversy over toxic chemical contamination linked to an incinerator in Cohoes, New York could spur new lawmaker action. Testing done by David Bond, a Bennington College environmental studies professor, and his students found PFAS in soil and surface water near a facility run by Norlite Corp., a company that makes a ceramic aggregate material…”