2011 Oct. 4: CT: Information for those suffering from neighbor’s wood smoke

2011 Oct. 4: CT: Information for those suffering from neighbor’s wood smoke

This e-mail was sent to us from a person who has suffered from wood smoke emissions from a neighbor’s outdoor wood furnace – but it could pertain to anyone suffering from neighbor’s wood smoke emissions entering their home on a continual basis. We have removed the name of the sender of the e-mail.
Best, Nancy
The person’s e-mail from her experiences follows:
Attorneys require a minimum of $10,000 to take a private nuisance case. Go talk to one (or three). The first consultation is free, so they can tell you the minimum required.
 
Your neighbor’s insurance company will pay for their attorney costs.
 
Burden of proof is the biggest problem with any case, whether it’s private nuisance or state “notice of violation.”
Emission tests are really critical. If the state won’t test, then hire a private engineering company to do both monitoring and visible emission tests. That is still cheaper than an attorney’s fees for filing the paperwork.
 
Government regulators will keep ignoring us if we stop complaining. Complaints do matter. It’s the only way to get your voice heard without having to pay an attorney. Andpay you will with no guarantee that you’ll win. I know more who have lost than who have won this war.
 
--
Nancy Alderman, President
Environment and Human Health, Inc.
1191 Ridge Road
North Haven, CT 06473
(phone) 203-248-6582
(Fax) 203-288-7571
http://www.ehhi.org
http://ehhijournal.org
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