Posts Tagged ‘ outdoor wood burning furnaces ’

DEEP Grant Program Aims to Replace or Remove Inefficient Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces

Aug 14th, 2014 | By

As part of an overall effort to address public health and environmental issues raised by the use of Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has announced a grant program that offers a financial incentive for the removal or replacement of older, less efficient units. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.



EPA tells Outdoor Wood Furnace manufacturers to cease and desist | EHHI

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

Meanwhile, Environment and Human Health, Inc, American Lung, Northeast, and the Sierra Club, Connecticut, have sent a legal petition to the CT DEEP requesting that they promulgate health-protective wood smoke air standards. Click for more from Nancy Alderman at EHHI.



Sides ready for new round on outdoor wood furnaces

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

In 2005, the legislature passed siting rules that said outdoor wood furnaces installed beginning that July had to be 200 feet from a neighboring structure not being heated by the furnace. The top of the stack had to be higher than all the roof peaks within 500 feet, but couldn’t be higher than 55 feet.

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Study: Smoke from Wood-Burning Heaters Damages DNA

Mar 20th, 2011 | By

A new study confirms what Environment and Human Health, Inc., has been saying for two years, EHHI president Nancy Alderman writes. “Outdoor wood furnaces are dangerous to human health.” Recent scientific studies revealed that airborne particles in wood smoke can trigger gene changes and DNA damage similar to those caused by car exhaust and cigarette smoke, according to Environmental Health News.



New Hartford PZC Passes 6-Month Moratorium on Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces

Dec 9th, 2010 | By

New Hartford’s P&Z Commission unanimously approved a six-month moratorium on new outdoor wood burning furnace permits to give it time to research and discuss how and if OWFs should be regulated.



Research shows outdoor wood furnaces are health hazard

Oct 25th, 2010 | By

EHHI’s new report shows that current regulations for outdoor wood furnaces are not sufficient to protect human health. Wood smoke contains many of the same toxic compounds that are found in cigarette smoke. A house 240 feet from OWF had 12 times the levels of PM 2.5 as the houses not near an outdoor wood furnace and 8 times the levels of the EPA air standards.



3 towns addressing outdoor woodburning furnaces

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Governments in New Hartford, North Haven and Hamden are addressing the issue of outdoor woodburning furnaces in stories appearing in CT Environmental Headlines this morning.



Hamden, No. Haven move to ban outdoor furnaces

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Hamden and North Haven are taking steps to ban outdoor wood-burning furnaces because of their potential impact on public health and the environment. The Hamden Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing Tuesday and then act on an amendment to the zoning regulations that would ban the furnaces. The meeting will take place

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