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High Voltage Power Lines: A Nuisance Or Necessary?

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Montville, New Jersey (My9NJ) - There’s a misunderstanding between the Montville school system and PSE&G concerning new high-tension wires the utility ran behind the ball fields at Robert Lazar Middle School. Superintendent Paul Fried says PSE&G powered up the lines before he was notified.

“We were disappointed that the power company was not in touch with us. We understand they’re a big business, but we would’ve anticipated that because of our previous involvement,” he said.

The new power lines are part of PSE&G’s $1.5 billion Susquehanna Roseland project which the utility says they are building to meet its customers growing needs, improve the infrastructure post Superstorm Sandy and prevent situations like the 2003 northeast blackout.

Dan Litvin is a yoga instructor whose studio is about a hundred feet from one of the towers and he says he has lingering concerns.

“Every person has an energy field and it interacts with everything that comes around it. So these high voltage power lines, they do have these waves that they’re emitting, and they are something which is very unnatural for us,” he explained.

PSE&G has been very helpful in answering all questions regarding the wires and resident’s concerns. First, they say they were very clear to Montville that the lines would come online April 1st, not June 1st as the school system alleges.

Second, PSE&G quoted studies that shows there is no evidence that electromagnetic fields created by power lines cause cancer or any adverse health issues. Numerous studies from Stanford University to the World Health Organization back that up.

In fact, when you think about it, electromagnetic fields are everywhere. They are responsible for making some of our favorite electronics and appliances work.


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