Tom Sharpe | The New Mexican
Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 – 7/14/12
A state survey of research into the health impacts of cellphones and towers warns of possible cancer risks.
The survey, conducted by employees of the state departments …
Representative of Crookfur primary parent council Ailsa Connelly told The Extra: ““We’re against the close proximity to the school, and the fact that it’s not in keeping with the surrounding area."
While mum-of-two Ailsa — a lecturer practitioner at Glasgow Caledonian University and the Victoria Infirmary — has concerns about the health aspect, she added: “Really, it’s just about raising awareness of the innappropriateness of the proposal.”
Residents WIN--CELL TOWER STOPPED! Residents of that neighborhood claimed the tower would only be 500 feet from an elementary school and a little more than a thousand feet from a middle school....A grass-roots group of parents, property owners and neighbors have appealed to the city to block the tower....They also said the tower would lower property values....."Just wanted to let you know that we SUCCEEDED in our battle against T-Mobile, there will NOT be a T-Mobile tower installed on the Little White Chapel across the street and so close to schools!!!! We are all so happy and frankly surprised - the City Council kept telling us their hands were tied in this issue.
We had close to 200 people show up at the appeal meeting and we had ABC and NBC news cameras show up – we had a lot of great community support which I think helped."
Telefonica UK had applied for a 17.5m 3G antenna ....
But 125 letters of objection were received from surrounding residents, concerned about the potential impact on the skyline, wildlife and the health of children at nearby Hillside Avenue School.
“I just wish these applicants would work with us because we can find places to put these masts, rather than making these applications in the most stupid places.”
The decision was met with applause from the residents in attendance, who came out strongly against the application with a variety of concerns. Chief among those concerns was the impact a 130-foot cell phone tower would have on the aesthetics and overall character of the surrounding neighborhoods.
Anita McCane, a nurse and a college professor, said that the tower would present "health ramifications" because of electromagnetic radiation.
"The low emission of radiation from this tower will cause tumors, leukemia and all kids of neurological effects," she said.
Robert Coppola, president of Local 1745, representing the rank-and-file of the Police Department, also spoke out against the plan.
Several politicians joined in the opposition chorus including state Reps. Tony Hwang and T.R. Rowe, both Republicans from Trumbull; state Sen. Anthony Musto, D-Trumbull; and Town Council members Chadwick Ciocci and John DelVecchio Jr.
Donna Mizak, a local real estate agent, said that homes that are near cell phone towers are tough sells. "The comment that I usually get from potential buyers is that `I think I'd rather see something else,' " she said.
In a last minute introduction of additions to the proposed Telecom Ordinance, Councilor Chris Calvert shared clauses formulated by a national FCC specialist, Attorney Andrew Campanelli.
HALLOWELL — Central Maine Power Co. customers who don't want wireless smart meters installed at their homes and businesses will have options, following a landmark decision at the Maine Public Utilities Commission.
People can opt out of the program by keeping their existing, analog meters, or having a modified smart meter installed with its wireless transmitter turned off, the PUC decided. Customers also have the option of moving a wireless smart meter to another location on their property.
Both CMP and the PUC say they're unaware of any other state where utility regulators have approved a smart-meter opt out plan, although one is being considered in California. Because smart meters have become controversial around the country among a vocal and well-organized minority of customers, today's decision was expected to be watched closely elsewhere.
An environmental group is going to court Monday to try to block AT&T's plan to build a 450-foot tower near the edge of the pristine wilderness area on Minnesota's border with Ontario.
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