Need legal advice against wireless tower installation

Google pong
Jan 31, 2018 22 Comments

Hi,

I am a resident in Sunnyvale. The City is reviewing a wireless antenna project from Verizon, which is just 5 feet away from my property. Up to now the neighborhood has raised lots of concerns, including:

- A violation of City's design criteria by placing the antenna right next to my driveway
- The antenna will produce 4 times RF emission than placing a cell phone right next to human body.
- The need of antenna is unjustified as the neighborhood doesn't experience service quality issue.
- Depreciation on our property.

I'm wondering whether blind has people with similar experience? Is there any effective way we can do to stop this project?

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  • Amazon xEon51
    You are the person to blame when people can't watch youtube smoothly on their phone.
    Jan 31, 2018 2
    • Google pong
      OP
      The antenna only has limited coverage in residential area where most people are using cable for internet access. I don't think 4G LTE is a thing needs to improve. Also, all the neighborhood prefer harmony and peace in the community rather than watching 4K YouTube videos over 4G at their own home.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Microsoft JasonZ
      See? Total idiocy.
      Jan 31, 2018
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    • Google pong
      OP
      Thank you for your advice! I was researching the EMF & RF shields, just to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. I was looking into some RF shielding paints as well as window films. Do you have any experience in that area? Really appreciate your help as the available information about these products is indeed very limited.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Google pong
      OP
      Would be really appreciate if you have some brand to recommend. Do you have the personal experience of using them?
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Google pong
      OP
      Thanks so much JasonZ! You did lots of research and I really appreciate that! I am wondering whether you mind pm me your personal email so that we can get connected to share some personal experience? I am expecting to dedicate myself to this issue for the upcoming days and get myself fully prepared for the enduring intense battle with these big brothers :-)
      Jan 31, 2018
  • Facebook wiggl
    4G coverage sucks in Sunnyvale. Please don't put your crackpot theories about RF allergies in the way of improved service.
    Feb 1, 2018 0
  • Union Bank vJYV55
    Get a law group to take it as a class action since it will effect your neighbors as well.
    Jan 31, 2018 3
    • Google pong
      OP
      Thanks for the advice! There 4-5 families being severely impacted by this project. I'm wondering what's the estimated legal cost for such class action? Needs to determine whether it's affordable to us.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Union Bank vJYV55
      Some lawyers will take it based on a payout later but it’s hard to find good lawyers
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Google pong
      OP
      Thanks! Will keep that option in mind :)
      Jan 31, 2018
  • Google pong
    OP
    I was also trying to get help from my employer's group legal plan. Unfortunately, actions against any government entities are explicitly excluded from the coverage :-(
    Jan 31, 2018 0
  • SEVENROOMS / Eng
    DEADB33F

    SEVENROOMS Eng

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    Amazon
    DEADB33Fmore
    Is this a full tower or one of the microcells? The microcells look like glorified Wifi hotspots on top of lamp posts and should be unobtrusive.
    Jan 31, 2018 4
    • Google pong
      OP
      Verizon prepared a report to estimate the emissions. And it is 4 times emissions we are receiving right next to the cell phone.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Microsoft JasonZ
      See what i mean? Totally oblivious to the health impacts.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • SEVENROOMS / Eng
      DEADB33F

      SEVENROOMS Eng

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      Amazon
      DEADB33Fmore
      But why can't they put more, lower power towers. That, and inverse square law means that the emission on the ground shouldn't be too bad.
      Feb 1, 2018
    • Microsoft 4859
      Cost probably
      Feb 1, 2018
  • Microsoft BlackChain
    Not In My Backyard Motha Fuckers!!
    Jan 31, 2018 2
    • Google pong
      OP
      I would like to point out that these wireless carriers care much more about their odacious business interest rather than the benefit of their customers as they might claim. For instance, Verizon is amongst the big blockers of the VoIP technology, which is indeed a very effective way to reduce the reliance on antenna thus reduce overall RF emissions to the general public.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Google pong
      OP
      Also any residents, including you, have the chance of facing the similar situation as I have. I hope to some extent we could stand united against these strong corporations and crony capitalism.
      Jan 31, 2018
  • Microsoft 4655434b
    Is your issue w city or verizon?
    Jan 31, 2018 1
    • Google pong
      OP
      I don't have issues with anyone. All I want is to stop or at least have them adjust the project. Having the city approved the application. We could only file against the city as this is the party seals the deal.
      Jan 31, 2018

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