Pow­er­line re­ports are un­der re­view

De­cem­ber 1988

Bray People - - NEWS -

THE Ark­low to Car­rick­mines pow­er­line will not be en­er­gised un­til a re­port has been com­pleted, ac­cord­ing to Min­is­ter for En­ergy, Mr Burke.

Se­lected ‘rel­e­vant’ re­ports are un­der re­view the Min­is­ter said in re­ply to Lady Va­lerie Gould­ing. But the protest group SPARKS (Stop Pow­er­lines Across Res­i­dences, Kinder­gartens, Schools) said ‘It is sig­nif­i­cant that the Min­is­ter does not state which in­ter­na­tional sci­en­tists have been ap­pointed to do this re­port. In fact, the re­port may al­ready been com­pleted’. ‘It is SPARKS’s belief that, in the light of present knowl­edge about the health haz­ards of elec­tro­mag­netic fields, few rep­utable sci­en­tists would be happy about the sit­ing of this high-volt­age pow­er­line close schools and houses.

‘We can only hope that th­ese un­known sci­en­tists or­der the line to be re-routed around the two af­fected schools and or­der the ESB to pur­chase prop­er­ties where the own­ers are con­cerned about the health risks-as hap­pened in Co Clare’.

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