January 2024-Press Release

LIGHTS OUT NORLITE Lightsoutnorlite.org   MEDIA RELEASE For Release: January 26, 2024More Information:  Mark Dunlea, dunleamark@aol.com, 518 860-3725Cohoes Council President Adam Biggs, 518 237-2764   Latest Norlite Violations While Under Court Oversight Shows Company Incapable of Safely Operating and Should be Shut Down   Area residents, environmental groups, and elected officials reacted in shock to the […]

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City of Cohoes Needs To Act to Protect Health and Environment from Norlite’s Toxic Ash

Why a Cohoes Hazardous Waste Ash Law is Needed Instead of sending toxic incinerator ash to commercial hazardous waste landfills as required by current federal and state law, Norlite takes toxic fly ash from the incineration of hazardous waste, mixes it with its aggregate product at a ratio of 88% fly ash to 12% aggregate,

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Judge Declares that Norlite is a Public Nuisance, local residents will continue litigation to shut the facility down.

A judge has issued a preliminary injunction in the state lawsuit against the Norlite hazardous waste incinerator and aggregate production facility in Cohoes. The judge ruled that Norlite was a nuisance and outlined corrective steps they must take in 90 days to improve its operation. As some local residents noted however, the agreement is similar

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DEC Regional Director Anthony Luisi Responds to a Noxious Odor Incident at Norlite

On Sunday morning, February 6, 2023, NYS DEC was alerted to complaints of a strong odor coming from the Norlite facility. This incident occurred just days after a 200 gallon oil spill at the facility.  NYS DEC Regional Director Anthony Luisi commented. “After reporting to the facility, our responders confirmed a strong burning odor and

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70 groups urge AG to support intervention by Lights Our Norlite in court case

February 2, 2022Attorney General Letitia JamesNYS Capitol – 2nd floorAlbany, NY  12224-0341Dear Attorney General James:We are writing to urge you to support the motion by Lights Out Norlite (LON) to intervene in the public nuisance lawsuit (State of NY vs. Norlite, LLC) that the AG and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) filed in

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