Opposition to 5G Increases in the Big Apple; Community Boards Take Action to Stop Deployment
Complaints and concerns about 5G deployment in New York City neighborhoods have been ongoing since 2018 when residents first reported they were getting sick (and so were their pets) after it was activated. As deployment has increased, so has antagonism to it. Legislators and residents don’t want towers where there is no wireless service gap.
Thanks to Environmental Health Trust for continuing to update efforts to limit or stop 5G expansion in the Big Apple
Theodora Scarato, executive director of Environmental Health Trust has presented information as well as several others to some of the Community Boards regarding the scientific research and the lack of up to date regulations for the radiation exposure.
New York Community Board Actions
- Community Board 8 (includes areas of Upper East Side of Manhattan and Roosevelt Island) passed a 5G moratorium.
- Community Board 9: Letter RE: Disapproval of new Link5ZG Kiosks within MCB9
- Manhattan CB5 (Times Square) – 1/5/23 – Parks & Public Spaces — 1/12/23 – Full Board passed a moratorium.
- CB9 West Harlem: 1/9/23 Health & Environment Committee resolved to pass similar resolution as Upper East Side to the Executive Committee and on 1/11/23- Executive Committee passed with some changes.
- Brooklyn CB10 Bay Ridge/Fort Hamilton: 1/10/23 – Communications & Public Relations Committee passed a disapproval.
- Queens CB2 (Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and Northern Corona) 1/19/23 Link5G Public Meeting https://queenscb3.cityofnewyork.us/board-meeting-recordings/
Manhattan CB2 (Greenwich Village, Little Italy, SoHo, NoHo, Hudson Square, Chinatown, and the Gansevoort Market) — 1/19/23 — Full Board — passed a resolution for a moratorium in residential and landmark areas.
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