“Such proposed power sources and their transmission lines should be built 1000 ft minimum from any places there may be pregnant women, small children, schools, housing with children or potential high density population centers.
I supervised a team that did 2 years of non-ionizing radiation hazard (RADHAZ) surveys. It included power line emission measurements. We only made intensity measurements but were told to avoid drawing conclusions because only highly qualified and education certified “experts” can do that.
In my presentations I offered caution as my best advice. In this case, locate such power plants out in the middle of a nowhere so ugly and desolate that developers will have no interest raising housing suburbs near it. If Santee fits that description then it is a good candidate for such a project.
Caution is called for because our experts and vested interest parties waiver on conclusive hazard findings. One knowledgeable expert once told me ‘that electrical power in the modern world is such a necessity that we must live with all its unknown acceptable risks regardless of what they may eventually turn out to be.’ Fast reproducing and dividing living cells in all living things appear to have some degree of vulnerability when in close proximity to such potential RADHAZ power sources as electrical equipment.
Few dare to take a stand on this subject or even seek funding to conduct effective research studies. Such a controversial subject can lead to unknown future results and expenses.”
– anonymous retired electrical engineer