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Concerned Citizens of Needham Against the West Roxbury to Needham Reliability Project

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We demand:

1) That the very need and mandate for this project be challenged

2) That alternatives referenced by Eversource that avoid Residential areas be explored (some of which avoid Needham altogether)

3) That routes by Needham schools and the walkways our children use everyday be excluded from all consideration

Why:

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1)Health impacts of EMF Radiation are not fully understood, and several studies show correlations with increases in cancer incidence – including Childhood Leukemia.  ​

2)The routes proposed by Eversource go through Needham neighborhoods, by our schools, along sidewalks with children and commuters, and close to many residences.  

​3) The preferred route passes in front of Pollard Middle School and shares a walking route for students headed to Broadmeadow Elementary School. In the past 25 years,  the Town of Needham has either had to close schools and relocate students for an extended period of time (Pollard)  or invest in significant remediation (Hillside) due to perceived health risks to the students. 

​4)There is significant environmental encroachment in the Cutler Reservation.  In addition, Needham will lose more trees along our residential streets thanks to Eversource.

​5)The construction process will be long and disruptive – including potential impacts to other utilities.

​6)THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE THAT MITIGATE THE ABOVE IMPACTS.  



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