The burning of firefighting foam at an upstate New York incinerator didn’t contaminate soil or water or risk surrounding communities’ health, a state report released Tuesday found.
The Norlite LLC incinerator in Cohoes, N.Y., accepted the foam waste for two years through the end of 2019. The company has since agreed with the state to stop incinerating it.
Chemicals in aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF, are part of a group of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, which may cause cancer, liver tissue damage, and other adverse health effects.
The review by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, done…