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Study finds PFAS contamination in Cohoes around Norlite incinerator

A study by Bennington College released on Monday found unusually high amounts of potentially hazardous PFAS compounds in the soil and water downwind from the embattled Norlite aggregate and incineration plant.

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The art of scientific deception: How corporations use "mercenary science" to evade regulation

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