Saturday, May 3, 2008

Selangor to act on 'hazardous' tower - Malaysiakini

May 3, 08 6:30pm

Selangor state Infrastructure and Public Amenities chairperson Dr Hasan Mohamed Ali will look into the telecommunications tower in Taman Subang which is said to pose a health hazard to residents.

Hasan, who inspected the tower this morning after meeting with the residents in the area, said the state government will scrutinise the status of this tower which was previously operating under a licence issued by the previous state government.

Taman Subang residents claim many of them have fallen ill due to electromagnetic radiation exposure since the tower was erected 10 years ago on a plot of land belonging to Syabas.

Among the illnesses reported are migraines, dizziness, fatigue, upper respiratory tract infections and cancer.

The tower is also said to be illegal as its temporary permit given by the Petaling Jaya City Council under orders from the state government expired last year.

Standing at 70 metres, the structure is said to breach National Council on Local Government’s regulations on towers.

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