___________________________________________________________________________27 April 2009
The mayor of the second largest city in Calvados is going to remove the wi-fi network from local schools.
HEROUVILLE-SAINT-CLAIR (AFP) - The town council of Hérouville-Saint-Clair (Calvados-Normandy) is going to remove the wi-fi network (wireless Internet) in its schools before the end of the year, it announced on Monday, four days after the launch of the "Radiation Round Table" in Paris.
"We are going to apply the precautionary principle. Our job is to protect people's health," declared the mayor Rodolphe Thomas during a press conference.
In this new town of 24,000 inhabitants situated on the outskirts of Caen, the wi-fi network has provided local schools with a wireless connection to the Internet, via the town hall. The dozen sites concerned will now have independent Internet access.
The intention is to change or relocate certain antennas if the radiation is too intense. "We'll take them to court" if the phone companies refuse to do this,
affirmed M. Mata.
precautions to take to protect oneself from radiation, aimed at the general public,
the telecom operators and the landlords "who receive 1500-2500 euros per month
for the rent of the roof where the relay antenna is installed", according to M. Mata.
He estimates that overall these plans will cost the town 15,000 euros.
A relay antenna installed on the roof of an apartment
building in Hérouville-Saint-Clair (Calvados) 27 04 2009