May 21, 1970: Burning off Pollution in Rensselaer County
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
We're taking you back to 1970, when burning was considered a solution to a pollution problem at Rensselaer Lagoon.
A company in a remote location in Nassau was dumping waste from around 1955 to 1967 ... Neighbors finally complained, so the state and Rensselaer county health departments issued permits to burn the waste.
A 24-hour burn was scheduled for following weekend.