>From: "Tom Rauch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Every time I've been around
>lines like that I've had problems.
>The real problem, IMO, is if you have a problem it takes an
>act of Congress to get something done. It is terribly
>expensive to work on those lines and they never want to take
>them out of service.
>I made it a rule to never live within five miles of a line
The problem is that would eliminate just about this entire region. I don't
think there is a spot in this county that isn't within 5 miles of one of
those lines. I have one on the back side of the property, about a quarter
mile away. The noise noticeably increases only when the receiver is
directly under it. Even if you found such a piece of property around here,
I would wager that within 5 years plans would be in the works to build one
nearby. They were proposing to put a 500kv line less than a quarter mile in
another direction from me. It was finally decided to build it on the south
side of the county, beacause building it here would produce a navigation
hazard for helicopter training at the nearby army base.
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