[RFI] Towers/Antennas Near 138kV Transmission Lines FRAUD ALERT

Ed Swynar gswynar at durham.net
Tue Aug 15 10:49:51 EDT 2006

Hi Tom,

That's encouraging news, indeed, for anyone who might live in the shadow of
such things...

I think I'll still pass, however --- and I'll bet my dollars to your donuts
that, given the opportunity, you'd probably chose to maintain your distance
as well, if only to get away from any potential negative effect(s) upon RF
transmitting & receiving...

~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Rauch" <w8ji at contesting.com>
To: "Ed Swynar" <gswynar at durham.net>; <rfi at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: [RFI] Towers/Antennas Near 138kV Transmission Lines FRAUD ALERT

> > Some 30 years ago I recall reading a byline in NEWSWEEK
> > magazine where
> > researches noted that the scrub & bushes growing out in
> > the middle of the
> > mid-Western USA that were directly beneath long expanses
> > of overhead utility
> > lines were noticeably smaller, & less-robust looking, than
> > growth outside of
> > the immediate field...then about a decade or two after
> > that piece, I saw a
> > TV feature that described what appeared to be a connection
> > between overhead
> > lines & childhood leukemia.
> >
> > Yes, the jury may well still be out on any sort of a
> > direct link(s), but why
> > take chances that way, if you really don't have to...?
> The power line brush growth thing occurred because ( no
> surprise ) the utility company disturbed the environment
> under the line soil by cutting the brush, spraying, and
> driving over the soil with vehicles.
> The data in the case study showing links between power lines
> and leukemia was based on intentionally cooked facts. The
> person who did that study was forced to retract all the
> supporting data and the university canned him. While the
> original finding managed to occupy many hours of media time,
> when the guy got busted for fibbing the result was only a
> few newspaper articles and a few minutes of time on national
> news.
> 73 Tom

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