We received a notice on July 6th of a hearing on installing a Verizon cell phone tower in the vicinity of McGee school, when a large tree and other obstacles had already been cleared before anyone harmed by the installation would be aware of intent.
Beyond the lack of transparency, Realtor Magazine states 94 percent of buyers are less interested in a property near a cell phone tower, with a loss of property value at 20 percent.
This tower is within 1,000 feet of McGee Elementary park. Studies are incomplete regarding the dangers of electromagnetic radiation, but European countries will not allow towers within 1,500 feet of schools.
The International Association of Fire Fighters will not allow towers built on fire stations until a study of scientific merit and integrity on effects of exposure to low-intensity RF/MW radiation is conducted and proven that such sitings are not hazardous.
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The location of this tower has disrupted the breeding ground of a large population of dove and quail.
Only residents living within 300 feet were notified. Monetary repercussions and potential health effects (McGee school) will extend further.