Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill to Ban Burning of PFAS Firefighting Foam

For Immediate Release: November 24, 2020

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that will prohibit the incineration of PFAS foam in the City of Cohoes. The following quote in response can be attributed to Rob Hayes, Clean Water Associate at Environmental Advocates NY.

“We applaud Governor Cuomo for standing up to polluters and protecting the residents of Cohoes from cancer-causing PFAS. This first-in-the-nation ban on PFAS incineration will light the way for other states and communities to stop the poisoning of their air and water. We also want to give a special word of thanks to Senator Neil Breslin, Assembly Member John McDonald, and the residents of Cohoes, who advocated tirelessly to eliminate this toxic threat from their community. This is their victory, and we are proud to celebrate it with them.”