We All Breathe What They Burn: Close Norlite Now

April 30, 2022 @ –
138 Eagle St
Albany, NY 12202-1719
United States

Join us for a rally at the Governor’s Mansion in Albany, calling on Governor Hochul to direct the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation to deny Norlite’s permit renewals.

We will gather at 138 Eagle Street, Albany on Saturday April 30th. We will gather at 11:30 am.

Norlite is a toxic waste incinerator located in Cohoes, NY. For more than fifty years Norlite has released toxic pollution on the New York Capital Region and beyond. Saratoga Sites, a public housing complex home to 70 families, is just 400 yards from Norlite’s stacks. Those families are now being relocated because of Norlite’s pollution.

Norlite has been fined repeatedly for violating environmental regulations, including for mercury, heavy metals, VOC’s, and toxic dust emissions. They have just submitted their application to renew Title V air toxics and hazardous waste permits, which expired on December 31, 2020. It is time to end the burning of hazardous waste in Cohoes.

Lights Out Norlite is an activist organization created to raise awareness about Norlite and the dangers associated with it. We have been working tirelessly to call attention to permit violations at the plant and the effect it is having on the community.

We are calling on the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation to deny Norlite’s Title V Air Toxics and Hazardous Waste permits. Norlite’s permits expired on December 31, 2021.