…over planned cellphone towers. Some residents are opposed, citing health and other concerns.
Prince George’s County has become the latest school system in the Washington region to become locked in a debate over building cellphone towers on school property.
Montgomery County officials recently abandoned plans to have a cellphone tower built at Wootton High School in Rockville after an uproar from parents. And this year, a company withdrew its plans to build a tower at Piney Orchard Elementary School in Anne Arundel County after community opposition and issues with zoning.
Now, some Prince George’s parents, concerned about exposure to radio-frequency radiation, are fighting the school system’s plan to allow a Virginia-based communications company to erect towers on county school grounds and then sublease the monopoles to carriers.
Quon Wilson, a spokesman for the county’s public schools, said the system has an agreement with Milestone Communications, which is working on nine sites for such towers, including Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie, Charles Carroll Middle School in New Carrollton and Oxon Hill Middle School in Oxon Hill. Read more >>> Washington Post
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