Environment & Energy Report

New York Tightens PFAS Burning Restrictions at Upstate Site (2)

June 18, 2020, 7:33 PM; Updated: June 18, 2020, 10:09 PM

New York state on Thursday moved to further restrict the burning of firefighting foam containing PFAS in the small upstate community of Cohoes.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation in a letter on Thursday told Norlite LLC and its parent company, Tradebe Environmental Services LLC, that permits for waste incineration that come up for renewal will be treated like new applications and will be subject to an expanded review process.

The company must also increase its environmental justice outreach and provide community members with a chance to comment on the facility’s operations and potential environmental impact.

Norlite manufactures lightweight ceramic...

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