DO NOT put ANY camper-sized trucks with electromagnetic radiation equipment to conduct war exercises with military aircraft from 15 sites in Clallam, Jefferson and Grays Harbor counties.
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The Navy wants to allow three camper-sized trucks with electromagnetic radiation equipment to conduct war exercises with military aircraft from 15 sites in Clallam, Jefferson and Grays Harbor counties.
The locations — 12 in Olympic National Forest and three on state Department of Natural Resources land — would be part of the Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range and would involve aircraft from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
The Navy hopes to start deploying the trucks for warfare exercises by September 2015, John Mosher, Northwest environmental program manager for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said Thursday.
Greg Wahl, project lead and an environmental coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service, has issued a finding of no significant impact for the project for its Forest Service permit.
That eliminates the need for an environmental impact statement.
Wahl based his decision on a review of the project's health impacts.
“Human tissue is directly susceptible to shock or burns when metallic objects, which have absorbed high electromagnetic radiation, are touched,” according to the assessment.
“This type of burn would be similar to the type of burn produced inside a microwave oven,” it states.
“There are no conclusive direct hazards to human tissue as a result of electromagnetic radiation.
“Links to DNA fragmentation, leukemia, and cancer due to intermittent exposure to extremely high levels of electromagnetic radiation are speculative; study data are inconsistent and insufficient at this time.”
- Penninsula Daily News, September, 25th, 2014
All this health information seems a bit vague and not based in anything concrete. Nothing in these quotes show any conclusive evidence that electromagnetic radiation, even in small doses, is safe for humans and animals. We at very least, deserve an Enviromental Impact Statement! The last thing we need in our backyard is bunch of war machines emiting electromagnetic radiation! Please sign, support and share this petition
Written public comments should be submitted to Greg Wahl, a Forest Service environmental coordinator, at 1835 Black Lake Blvd. S.W., Olympia, WA 98512.
Questions or comments about the project should be directed to Wahl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-956-2375.
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