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Posted on: October 1, 2020

DEC announces soil and water testing in Cohoes

Cohoes NY- NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos came to Cohoes today to announce the start of a comprehensive soil and water sampling initiative to help provide answers to community concerns about Norlite’s incineration of AFFF firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals.  Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler, State Senator Neil Breslin, and Assemblymember John McDonald also spoke at the press conference in front of City Hall.  
Details about the water and soil testing, an upcoming review of Norlite’s DEC permits, and an October 21st community meeting are in the DEC’s press release here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/121486.html