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In 2005, the Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) granted permission to Nextel Communications to erect a high-power 851 Megahertz cell phone transmission mast on top of a power line stanchion on Beebe Hill, above Falls Village in Litchfield County, Connecticut, on the banks of the Housatonic River and next to the state’s largest inland wetland home of multiple endangered species, and a major flyway for migratory birds.

Documents below pertain to Petition No. 763 of Dr. Carl Bornemann before the Connecticut Siting Council for a Declaratory Ruling invalidating the January 24, 2005 order approving Nextel Communications Petition 701 to install 6 antennas on an existing power line pylon on Beebe Hill, Canaan, Connecticut.

December 14, 2004 Petition #701 of Nextel Communications before the CSC for a Declaratory Ruling that a modification of Connecticut Light & Power’s pole structure in the Town of Canaan will not have a significant adverse environmental effect, and therefore, will not require a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need.

April 18, 2006 Petition #763 of Dr. Carl Bornemann before the CSC for a Declaratory Ruling invalidating the CSC’s order approving Nextel Communications Petition #701.

April 27, 2006 letter to the CSC from Michael J. Bartlett, Supervisor of the New England Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) requesting that CSC require Nextel to fund a study of radiation impacts on North American avifauna. This letter states that USFWS would be glad to help design such a study.

May 25, 2006 Petitioner Bornemann’s Written Objections to CSC’s rejection of the research study proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Studies submitted to support Written Objections:

Balmori Martinez, Alfonso. “The Effects of Microwave Radiation on the Wildlife. Preliminary Results.” © Alfonso Balmori Martinez, February, 2003.

Balmori, Alfonso, “Possibile Effects of Electromagnetic Fields from Phone Masts on a Population of White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 24: 109-119, (2005).

Balmori, Alfonso, “The incidence of electromagnetic pollution on the amphibian decline: Is this an important piece of the puzzle?” Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 88(2): 287-299, (Apr.-June, 2006).

Beason, Robert, and Semm, Peter, “Responses of neurons to an amplitude modulated microwave stimulus.” Neuroscience Letters, 333 (2002) 175-178.

Magras, Ioannis N., and Xenos, Thomas D. “RF Radiation-Induced Changes in the Prenatal Development of Mice.” Bioelectromagnetics, 18:455-461 (1997).

Ritz, Thorsten, Thalau, Peter, Phillips, John B., Wiltschko, Roswitha, and Wiltschko,Wolfgang. “Resonance effects indicate a radical-pair mechanism for avian magnetic compass.” Nature 429, 177-180 (13 May 2004) Abstract. Full article is available Nature.com


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