Newsletter (11 November 2003)

Fears over mast's school site

Safety fears that led to a mobile phone mast being removed from an university campus are now being raised at its new site near a school.

The mast, which belongs to mobile phone company O2, was taken down from the university campus at Aberystwyth because staff were worried about radiation emissions.

The mast will be used to transmit mobile phone signals for O2 and Orange, as well as the new police radio system Tetra.

O2 was given permission to put up the dishes by Ceredigion Council's planning committee last week.

But governors at the 1200-pupil school and councillors in the Llanbadarn area of Aberystwyth are worried about the possible risks to health.

"The mast is only 200 metres from Penglais school and I am very concerned about the health issues involved here," said school governor and Llanbadarn county councillor Paul James.

Next week, a top scientist will tell a meeting at Llanbadarn next week that new research reveals that third generation mobile phone base masts can cause headaches and nausea.

Members of the public will be able to get more information about the new mobile phone system from O2 and scientists Alan Preece and Michael Clark at the meeting on 30 October.

Mr Preece, professor of medical physics at Bristol University, will give information on new research in Holland which has revealed that radio signals for third generation mobile phones can cause headaches and nausea.

The Dutch study found that a test group exposed to third generation mobile base stations felt tingling sensations, suffered headaches and nausea.

But there was no negative impact from the signals for current mobile networks.

Angela Johnson, O2s community relations manager, said that the Aberystwyth mast would not immediately involve third generation technology although it might in the future.

"We are aware of people's concerns but if there is a risk it is one that people think is worth taking because there are 50 million people in the UK who use mobile phones."

A spokesman for the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth said: "We responded to health concerns voiced by staff working at the Penglais campus by serving a notice to quit to O2 and the mast was removed in July."

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Mother-to-be wins mast ruling

A mother-to-be has won a High Court ruling over her fight against a mobile phone mast which she fears threatens her family's health.

A judge ruled Jodie Phillips, 27, who is expecting her first baby in January, was denied a fair opportunity to suggest an alternative site for the mast built close to her home in Hambledon Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire.

Mr Justice Richards overruled a planning inspector's decision to give approval for the mast, which is also near a nursery school, and said the matter should be reconsidered.

Ms Phillips welcomed the ruling and said she was "quite devastated" that the mast was already up and operating.

The judge said that public concern about health should be taken into account if there was a choice of sites for a mast and that efforts had to be made to find "the best location".

Government planners had already conceded the case and agreed to a rehearing.

The case came to court because Hutchison 3G (UK) Ltd, which erected the mast even though the legality of the move was still under challenge, decided to argue there was no procedural unfairness.

The judge rejected Hutchison's argument that the issue of alternative sites was "an irrelevance".

Ms Phillips' husband Nick Smith, 31, said: "Taking a case like this to court has been nerve-wracking for both of us but it feels so good to see justice done.

"We thought the company was incredibly insensitive."

Hutchison was refused permission to appeal but is now considering asking the appeal court itself to hear the case.

This judgment gives some hopes to residents by making it clear that companies must look for the best places for their equipment - not just spots that are most convenient for them.

Jodie Phillips' solicitor Richard Buxton

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Published: 2003/10/22 14:30:20 GMT



Health concerns over police masts

A couple say they are so concerned about radiation from a new police radio mast they have abandoned the top floor of their house.

Hundreds of the new Terrestrial Trunked Radio (Tetra) masts are being erected across Hampshire, Dorset and the Thames Valley part of a new nationwide high-tech police radio system.

Mike Moulton and his wife Sheila say the new Tetra mast near their home in Cowleaze, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, is making them feel ill.

They have abandoned their bedroom upstairs, and are sleeping in the basement, further away from where they say the radiation is strongest.

Number of masts needed

Hampshire 120/130

Dorset 70

Thames Valley 120

"The mast became active on Friday and we found Friday night particularly troublesome, we developed headaches and started feeling very unwell - with a general feeling of lack of concentration," said Mr Moulton.

On Saturday, a public meeting was held in Liss, Hampshire after the local council asked Airwave to take down two Tetra masts they had put up without planning permission.

Airwave say as they have strict deadlines to erect the masts on behalf of the police, they are justified in putting them up first and then applying for planning permission afterwards.

Regulations about mobile phone masts do not apply to the Tetra equipment, and some experts have raised concerns about the health effects.

Independent study

Tetra masts pulse at 17.6Hz, which is very close to the 16Hz frequency the government's Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones warns might affect brain activity.

Some studies have suggested radio waves around this frequency could cause calcium to leak from the brain, triggering damage to the nervous and immune systems.

Around 120 masts will be needed for the system in Hampshire, and Airwave MMO2, the company who are carrying out the work aim to have them all installed by the end of November.

The 70 masts needed in Dorset have already been erected, and the system was trialled at September's Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth.

In the Thames Valley, 120 Tetra masts have been installed and signed off to the police.

A Home Office spokesman said they had carried out a comprehensive research programme into the health and safety aspects of Airwave, and that there were no discernable health risks associated with Tetra masts.

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