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GloFo hazmat traffic risky?

Neighbors wary of chemical trucks

Schenectady firefighter Capt. Greg Braungart checks the stability of the contents of a tractor-trailer that partially jackknifed while entering the westbound lane of the Crosstown Expressway from State Street on Oct. 15, 2013.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Schenectady firefighter Capt. Greg Braungart checks the stability of the contents of a tractor-trailer that partially jackknifed while entering the westbound lane of the Crosstown Expressway from State Street on Oct. 15, 2013.
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GlobalFoundries Fab 8, in the two years since it started producing semiconductor chips, has become a major user of industrial chemicals. That means truckloads of hazardous materials like sulfuric acid and sodium hydroxide used in chip-making arrive regularly at Fab 8’s complex in the Luther Forest Technology Campus, and some also is trucked away afterward for recycling. The new chemical-hauling truck traffic on local roads — which is only going to increase as the plant ...

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