Allan Rock Announces National Antenna Tower Policy Review - Victory for
whales in deadly sonar case! - Book recommendation
Tramès per Klaus Rudolph (Citizens'
Allan Rock Announces National Antenna Tower Policy Review
OTTAWA, October 31, 2002 -- Industry Minister Allan Rock today announced
a national consultation review of Industry Canada's antenna tower policy
and siting procedures to begin early next year.
"Our goal is to ensure that we have modernized procedures for antenna
tower placement that embrace community involvement and expand the economic
and social benefits of wireless technologies across Canada," said
Minister Rock "I look forward to the results of the consultation
and review to ensure our policy reflects the new and emerging technological
realities of our society."
In recent years, the growth of wireless communications has caused a substantial
increase in the number of antenna towers being erected across Canada.
The rules governing these towers fall under the Radiocommunication Act,
administered by Industry Canada. The review will provide an opportunity
to identify a wide range of subjects for possible improvements to existing
antenna site approval procedures, including:
How can the local consultation process
regarding the siting of a specific tower be improved?
What are the most appropriate time
frames for the processes of approving and resolving debates surrounding
specific tower placements?
What means are available to readily
identify whether a proposed installation may create radiofrequency
fields in excess of established exposure limits in areas where people
live and work?
What information would most benefit
concerned members of the public and how should it be provided?
How and to what extent can tower
sharing be utilized in order to reduce the overall number of towers?
Can protocols be arranged between
local land use authorities and antenna proponents regarding the planning
and siting of antenna structures, visual guidelines and dispute resolution
"Access to modern wireless technology
is critical to social and economic development in rural and urban Canadian
communities," Minister Rock concluded. "I look forward to working
with stake-holders and citizens to ensure Canadians receive the benefits
of this innovative technology, while maintaining and enhancing our quality
of life." A detailed backgrounder outlining current procedures and
key issues for consultation is attached.
For more information, please contact:
Minister Rock's Office
Media Relations. Industry Canada
Informant: Robert Riedlinger
Victory for whales in deadly sonar case!
I am thrilled to report that we have just won a crucial victory in
federal court that temporarily blocks the U.S. Navy from deploying its
dangerous LFA sonar system across 75 percent of the world's oceans. As
I told you in a recent message, this new technology would blast hundreds
of thousands of square miles of ocean habitat with noise so intense it
can maim, deafen or even kill whales and dolphins at close range. A federal
judge has now agreed with us that the Bush administration likely violated
a number of environmental laws when it granted the Navy a permit to deploy
this deadly system.
I want to thank the tens of thousands of BioGems Defenders who took online
action against the Navy's plan and the thousands who sent us their emergency
financial support. You made this tremendous victory possible! But even
as we celebrate a job well done, please understand that this ruling is
only a preliminary injunction. It is a beginning, not an end. We must
now redouble our efforts and prepare for what promises to be a long courtroom
battle ahead. We will be fighting for a permanent injunction that gives
whales and other marine mammals the kind of lasting protection they
so richly deserve.
John H. Adams. President
Natural Resources Defense Council
You can read more about this victory for whales at:
The book is called "Hypersensitivity to electricity" and
is written by Martin Anderson and Leif Westlund, they are engineers and
made a special study of the phenomenon "Hypersensitivity to electricity".
They checked hundreds of people who are sensitive. Martin works also in
a company who shields office equipment so that the RF is blocked - and
people can work with computers, faxes phones etc without suffering. In
the book you have reviews of the floroscents, computers, VDU and more,
cases of people, and you can see the graphs of the RF from different equipment.
The book in my opinion is an important document to carry as a proof
for ignorant doctors and authorities who try to deny this. It can also
raise the awareness of the public, that this subject actually exists...
There are not many books on this subject, and although it is only 52 pages
it is a good start to develop the issue.
this is the mail of Martin where you can ask the book.
Informant: Iris from Israel