West Linn-Wilsonville school board to unplug cell towers, and some income
Source: Oregon Live, September 14, 2008"Attention cell phone, WiMax and other wireless companies: West Linn-Wilsonville School District doesn't want your towers near its schools no matter how much money you offer.
School board members worry about the potential health effects on their 8,300 students from the electromagnetic emissions."
"Tigard-Tualatin School Board member Barry Albertson doesn't trust the towers.
Eight years ago, before he was on the board, he helped fight plans for a cell tower next to Mary Woodward Elementary School. "It was going to be a gigantic tower, and they offered money," he said. "The issue for schools is always about money -- more teachers and smaller class sizes.""
"Albertson, who holds a doctorate in biology, biochemistry and endocrinology and runs clinical research trials for a medical clinic, said children have different sensitivities to electromagnetic radiation.
"I'm not willing to risk it," he said. "Kids are far too important to me.""
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