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Cuomo bans foam incineration at Cohoes Norlite plant - Worries over toxic PFAS in firefighting foam that was burned in their kilns

Gov. Cuomo has signed a bill banning the incineration of PFAS-laden firefighting foam at the Norlite aggregate plant in Cohoes.

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Nov. 23, 2020

Feds backoff shipping PFAS to Norlite - for now

Local rule at odds with U.S. Department of Defense contract to ship toxins to Norlite plant

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May 18, 2020

Fighting Monopoly Power- Waste

The federal government has turned a blind eye to the monopolization of the waste industry and the high costs it imposes on communities and the environment. But local governments possess significant authority to break up landfill and garbage monopolies, reenergize our stagnant recycling sector, and germinate local composting efforts.
*by Neil Seldman and David Morris*

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The EPA Refuses to Reduce Pollutants Linked to Coronavirus Deaths

Particulate matter kills people. That was true before the pandemic, and new research has tied it to coronavirus deaths. But the EPA is ignoring scientists who say stricter particulate matter limits could prevent tens of thousands of early deaths.

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Oct. 21, 2020

Unacceptable Risk: Dr. Margaret Kripke on Cancer and the Environment

Unacceptable Risk: Dr. Margaret Kripke on Cancer and the Environment, tells the story of a prominent cancer researcher who began to rethink her assumptions about the causes of cancer and the true burden of environmentally-induced cancers.

Watch the full video today!

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Feb. 4th, 2021

What Portland's Smoky Summer Can Do for Air Quality Equity Across the Country

New awareness to air quality issues is sparked in local communities in the United States due to fires in the Pacific Northwest. Citizens begin to work together with environmental organizations to fight for breathable air.

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Nov. 18, 2020

Why Garbage Incinerators Are a Bad Deal for Communities

Trash incinerators bring environmental pollution, health and economic risks, and environmental injustice. Researchers discuss why burning trash is not a clean energy option.

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Mar. 21, 2019

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