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Old 04-01-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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I personally disagree that the only problem with cell towers is the visual one. they do emit high emfs and waves that are not healthy for people. Just because we can' see or hear the wavesdoes not mean they are safe.
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There is no independent scientific data supporting this. Sorry. There isn't.

They've had trouble even finding good scientific support for their being health issues to holding cell phones to your head non stop.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:08 AM
 
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Electric poles are ugly. In fact, when utilities first started string lines, there were people who protested and went so far as to block electric pole installation. They're still ugly, but we're used to them.

In fifty years, nobody will think twice about cell phone towers.

I recommend planting a lot of trees around your house.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Electric poles are ugly. In fact, when utilities first started string lines, there were people who protested and went so far as to block electric pole installation. They're still ugly, but we're used to them.

In fifty years, nobody will think twice about cell phone towers.

I recommend planting a lot of trees around your house.
Thanks for bringing that up. When I was working as a photographer in Vermont I used to swear mightily at the seemingly intentional placement of phone poles and wires right in the framing of otherwise perfect scenic shots. There were dozens and dozens of otherwise gorgeous shots that I passed up because of them. I remember that when vacationing in Florida, one of the attractive aspects was that all that was buried underground.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:18 AM
 
Location: CA
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so what you're saying, OP, is that you............ don't like having better reception to be able to talk to friends or family? maybe even send a text if you're feeling spicy?? :P
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Not just in Vermont... Town Council said it best here
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:59 PM
 
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When electricity became available, there were a lot of people who hated electric poles. We've grown acclimated.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:30 PM
 
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Ha! I still think electrical pole and wires are ugly! At least with cell towers they are few and far between, unlike electric poles and lines which are everywhere.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Don't know about up there but new rule in place in CT has made utility companies go around and butcher trees to make sure they are 15 feet away from the wire.. I can post pics of the disgusting work out there chopping the landscape because of these electric poles. They cut trees in half and leave them bare. Meanwhile power still goes out in storms and they haven't figured out that winds carry branches onto the wire and an entire tree can still hit the wires.

Electric poles then...and now are changing the landscape. That's an easy fix but requires money. Underground. Cell towers cant go underground unfortunately.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Don't know about up there but new rule in place in CT has made utility companies go around and butcher trees to make sure they are 15 feet away from the wire.. I can post pics of the disgusting work out there chopping the landscape because of these electric poles. They cut trees in half and leave them bare. Meanwhile power still goes out in storms and they haven't figured out that winds carry branches onto the wire and an entire tree can still hit the wires.

Electric poles then...and now are changing the landscape. That's an easy fix but requires money. Underground. Cell towers cant go underground unfortunately.
PSEG has 'certified arborists' hacking the heck out of any tree near power lines. In some instances, lines went through the middle of a tree so the crews cut out the middle! We have giant Y's where there was once a full tree.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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PSEG has 'certified arborists' hacking the heck out of any tree near power lines. In some instances, lines went through the middle of a tree so the crews cut out the middle! We have giant Y's where there was once a full tree.
Uhhh no. When the power lines are put in, the easements are generally clear cut. The trees planted by dweeb homeowners and municipalities grew into the power lines.
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