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Rural New Yorkers are being smoked out of their homes by neighbors who use wood boilers (also called hydronic heaters) to heat their homes. PBS Insight host Susan Arbetter examines the controversy and uncovers a lack of adequate protection for neighbors’ health and safety. Interviewed: residents Bonnie Lichak and Jean Neidhardt, Peter Iwanawicz with the American Lung Association, and wood boiler advocates Jeff Williams, NY Farm Bureau, and Phil Gitlen, Central Boiler attorney and partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna. Features include the Central Boiler E-Classic 2400, an EPA Phase 2 hydronic heater.
More on the video including action alert: 2013 Sept 27 post: PBS show Insight with Susan Arbetter about Wood Boilers on RAWSEP – Residents Against Wood Smoke Emission Particulates