Department Of Defense To Ship Nearly 700,000 Gallons Of AFFF To Cohoes Despite Local Moratorium

Despite Cohoes passing a ban on the incineration of AFFF, the Department of Defense is sending 12 tanker trucks containing 38,000 gallons each of fire fighting foam to Cohoes on Tuesday, May 19th. We talk with Cohoes Resident Joseph Ritchie.

What you can do:

Call Governor Andrew Cuomo: (518) 474-8390

Senator Chuck Schumer — Phone: (518) 431-4070

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand — Phone (518) 431-0120

Congressman Paul Tonko — Phone: (518) 465-0700

Call NY DEC commissioner Basil Seggos (518)-402-8545 and urge him to do an emergency rulemaking to block the burning of any AFFF in NY.

Read the Times Union article here.