2011 June 2: CT: A view of Phase II outdoor wood furnaces
The e-mail below, concerning Phase ll outdoor wood furnaces, was just sent to Environment and Human Health, Inc. this morning.
To Environment and Human Health, Inc.
Attached is an animation of photos taken over a 20-minute period of smoke from Phase II outdoor wood furnace (OWF) — it is a Central Boiler E Classic 2400, Phase II Qualified. This device produced continuous smoke for over 45 minutes this past weekend.
It is important for people to see that these units produce huge amounts of smoke for very long periods of time, even when operated according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
It is a tragedy that some states are adopting Phase II units as part of their OWF regulations. These units will continue to be a health hazard, and no setback or stack-height provisions will protect anyone within a half mile of one of these units, and if the Phase ll OWF is in a valley or there’s an air inversion it will be even worse.
More people need to understand just how bad Phase II units are! The smoke is so thick that it’s impossible to breathe if you’re in the plume – and the plume goes for close to half-mile!