2009: Massachusetts

many outdoor wood boilers flunk that test. The result can be noxious emissions that are hard on the nose, the lungs, and the heart.
Neighbors say that they create smoke so thick that children cannot play outside, and that it seeps into homes, irritating eyes and throats and leaving a foul stench.
I feel that the public should know that returning home in a gas guzzling SUV to their glass enclosed family room heated with a wood stove and a redwood Jacuzzi heated with wood from an 80 year old red oak tree may not be environmentally friendly.
Regulations say that boilers 50 feet from property line, 75 feet from the nearest occupied dwelling not served by the unit. limit height of the smokestack, depending on their distance from neighbors. Commercial units 275 feet fpl, 300 feet fnodnsbu.
Board of Health voted for inspection fee of $50 for those who install outdoor wood boilers or furnaces in town.
Now needs state DEP approval
adopted regulations or are working on them are Ashburnham, North Brookfield, Douglas, Oakham, Petersham and Athol,
"These units are spilling out six of the major carcinogens that are listed by the EPA emissions control," he said. The particulates the OWFs produce are too fine for a mask to filter, he added.
In some cases, the state’s rules are more restrictive that Monson’s regulations but in other cases are less restrictive
was the second the fire department responded to since Tuesday, in addition to some minor wood stove incidents.
Reducing heating costs should not override the importance of public health and our constitutionally protected rights to clean air. When clean air is at stake, a good fence will not save you from expensive doctor bills and asthma medications.
concerns exist about dense smoke possibly causing either nuisance or health concerns.
complaints regarding outdoor wood boilers already operating in town.
n September, Jay enacted a five-month moratorium on wood boiler permits. The town of Chesterfield has had regulations in place since May 2007. Wilmington’s regulations will take effect as soon as the law is filed with the New York Secretary of State.
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