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Heated debate over wood-fired boilers

LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -- New data has sparked a debate on wood-fired boilers.

The county Public Health Department has found some of the boilers don't meet older air emission standards.   They're gathering input from people who use the boilers, to try to find solutions to the problem that won't involve getting rid of them completely.

Cindy =Golding owns one, and hopes a compromise can be reached.

"I think there needs to be some measure that they can apply to those who irresponsibly use their wood boilers," said Golding.   "But to apply it as a blanket of everything, I think is over-reaching."

The Public Health Department plans to present options to the County Board of Public Health.
It may be months before a decision is made.

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