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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

Nov. 23, 2020

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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Feds backoff shipping PFAS to Norlite - for now

May 18, 2020

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

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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

Oct. 21, 2020

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

Feb. 4th, 2021

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

Nov. 18, 2020

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Why Garbage Incinerators Are a Bad Deal for Communities

MAR. 21, 2019

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