Updated: September 23, 2009

Township Journal > Opinion

PSE&G admits safety concern with transmission lines

Published: September 23, 2009
This week, an agreement was reached between the Fredon School and PSE&G to move the Susquehanna-Roseland power lines away from the school, and to relocate a playground that is fairly close to the current 230kv transmission lines further away from them.

The school has had major concerns with high EMF (magnetic field) levels, and PSE&G agreed to move the playground whether or not the new proposed expansion of the line is approved.

This agreement with the school is clearly intended to assure that children and staff are kept safe. But there are hundreds of homes along the entire length of the line that have people - including children - exposed to EMF for far greater lengths of time each day than children at the Fredon School. The obvious question is: What does PSE&G intend to do for all residents along the route whose homes are much closer to the lines? The health and safety concerns for residents living along the line are essentially the same as those of the children and staff at the school, and PSE&G needs to address this issue.

David Slaperud for Stop The Lines