Officials with the Department of Environmental Conservation made that announcement Wednesday.
They say the move comes after management at Norlite refused to comply with the Department of Environmental Conservation’s terms.
DEC was holding another public meeting regarding Norlite online Wednesday evening.
Norlite has been in the spotlight since a FOIL request revealed it was one of a handful of locations working with the Department of
Defense to burn AFFF, a toxic firefighting foam that’s no longer used, due to its links to cancer.
The city and the state have since passed laws banning that practice, but residents of Cohoes and local environmental advocates say AFFF was the tip of the iceberg when it comes to issues at Norlite.
They say the state has records of Norlite repeatedly violating their operating permits, putting the community at risk. Particularly, the residents of Saratoga Sites, a public housing complex that’s only a few hundred yards away from the plant.
Hear the former regional EPA director’s thoughts on Norlite by watching the video of Emily Burkhard’s story. We’ll also have a full report on WNYT.com, NewsChannel 13 Live at 9 on My 4 and NewsChannel 13 Live at 11.