- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - Some residents in West Seattle are putting up a fight against a plan to erect 12 new cell phone antennas in the middle of the Alki Beach neighborhood.

KOMO TV reports (https://bit.ly/1RgLv5q ) that the residents say the antennas could harm the health of children at a nearby school and park. They say there are already enough cell phone antennas in the area, and adding more puts people’s health at risk.

Verizon Wireless wants to install the antennas on top of an apartment building several blocks from Alki Elementary School and Schmitz Park.

The U.S. government and the cell phone industry say there is no danger from wireless antennas. Verizon says cell phone antennas already exist at the site.

The neighborhood group has filed an appeal with the city to stop the new antennas. That decision is expected in July.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/


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