Since last February, the Dover Sherborn Regional School Committee (RSC) has been pursuing the idea of a cell tower on the DS Regional Campus. They were initially notified by the the Town of Dover that an abutting landowner of the campus had applied to host a cell tower on their property. The RSC decided to pursue an RFP to host a tower on the campus, with their initial reasons being:
- The annual revenue stream
- Improved cell receptions.
- If the school does not put a tower on their property, the abutting landowner will do so and it will be even closer to the school.
Two presentations about the potential health effects from exposure to EMF radiation took place. The conclusion: any cell tower erected must be at least 600 meters (1968 feet) from any school building where our children will be present. The current proposal has it too close! You can view Ray Pealer’s presentation here. Both sessions were well-attended. Four members of the RSC were present.
Our petition asks that no tower be built (on EITHER property) within 600 meters (1968 feet) of the school. This distance is based on proven health effects within the vicinity of a cell tower (see Pealer Presentation). The RSC did not consider this evidence in its evaluation of the Cell Tower proposal. (see “Safety Presenation” on DS School District Home Page).