By Michael Di Massa News Staff
Not specifically earmarked in Alberta’s 2012 budget, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is still holding out hope that the province will fund a $20-million expansion to Fultonvale Elementary-Junior High to accommodate the planned transfer of Colchester Elementary students.“We are still working with the government in getting that funded and it is the No. 1 priority on our capital plan going forward,” said EIPS spokesperson Karen Sand.
Alberta Infrastructure spokesperson Cam Traynor said the planning is ongoing between EIPS and the provincial government, even though the money wasn’t specifically set aside in the budget.
“The Seletun Scientific Statement recommends that lower limits be established for electromagnetic fields and wireless exposures, based on scientific studies reporting health impacts at much lower exposure levels. Many researchers now believe that existing safety limits are inadequate to protect public health because they do not consider prolonged exposure to lower emission levels that are now widespread. Current US…standards for radiofrequency and microwave radiation from wireless technologies are entirely inadequate. They were never intended to address this kind of exposure from wireless devices that now affect over 4 billion people.” The Seletun Scientific Statement, Feb. 3, 2011