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New York University Law School's Institute of Policy Integrity released
a study last Saturday regarding the substantial environmental, health
and economic benefits of converting "dirty" boiler fuel to
cleaner-burning fuels in New York City.

The study, "Residual Risks: The Unseen Costs of Using Dirty Oil in New
York City Boilers," was conducted by NYU Department of Environmental
Medicine graduate assistant Kevin Cromar and NYU Law School research
scholar Jason A. Schwartz. This dirty fuel, called residual oil because
it is a leftover product of petroleum created during the distillation
process, contains high levels of toxins that become airborne when
burned and can cause serious health problems in people. (more)