Concerns Raised Over Expansion Plans at Colonie Landfill


Two of the region's town supervisors are expressing concerns about plans to expand the Colonie landfill, after the environmental advocacy group Riverkeeper says it found PFOA in the nearby Mohawk River.

Waterford's John Lawler and Halfmoon's Kevin Tollisen say they want some face time with the state DEC to discuss their findings.

On Wednesday, the DEC accepted the environmental impact statement for the expansion, but it is scaling back the size. 

Officials say there now has to be a third-party monitor on staff to oversee operations. 

The maximum landfill height will be 50 feet lower than originally proposed, and it must be set back 500 feet from the river.

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