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Local group protests 5G cell tower in Eugene

This group is calling for more research into this new technology.

Posted: Jan 26, 2019 4:52 PM
Updated: Jan 26, 2019 8:58 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A group of people from a local group called "Families for Safe Meters" demonstrated near Roosevelt Middle School calling for a 5G cell tower to be taken down.

"I'm concerned about the 5g network," said Sabrina Siegel, a community member. "The new generation of cellular coming and I know that it is a lot more dangerous than what we have."

This group is calling for more research into this new technology.

They said the health, privacy and increased costs risks are not worth it.

One of the group's biggest concerns about the cell tower's location and its proximity to a middle school.

"Having these structures being erected without even telling the public...we don't want it here," said Bekki Bruckner, a community member. "Its dangerous. The technology is way way way stronger than all of our other technologies below it."

"We just don't need anymore wireless or radiation," said Victor Odlivak. "We already have problems will people talking on their cell phones and now, we're giving them more of that."

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