2010 Feb. 3: IN LaPorte: Letter (Web version): Oppose pollution-emitting wood-fired boilers
New boilers made for 2010 still produce two to four times more particulate matter than current EPA- certified wood stoves. What about the existing 8,000-plus boilers in Indiana that the EPA states are a health concern because of the excessive smoke? What about them? What rules will apply to them and the health risk they pose to all of us?
Finally, can our property values take another hit? As boilers become more widely known as neighborhood health hazards, resale values are sure to be affected throughout the state. There are far better and healthier methods to save on heating bills.
Contact Susan Bem of IDEM at 800-451-6027 and ask her how to make your comments know to IDEM. You have till Feb. 22. See www.idem.IN.gove/6507.htm or Indiana Register LSA 05-332 for comment information.