I look at history and think to myself, why would we repeat some of the poor choices made in the past. In connection with the possible cell phone tower being built at Bay and Broad, I am reminded of things like asbestos, the poisoning of the small town of Hinkley by Pacific Gas and Electric or the numerous cancer findings in connection with a local nuclear power plant. These and many other big business decisions that have had a negative impact on towns makes me very concerned for this community and for my daughter.
We recently moved here from Brooklyn, NY. We left an apartment lifestyle for the comforts and safety of a more suburban life. We fell in love with Bloomfield for its diverse small city feel. We bought a house on Clark Avenue directly behind the possible site for the cell phone tower. We have a 2 and a half year old daughter who is vibrant and full of life. What concerns me most is the possible effects of this cell tower and her well being. The fact that no tests have been done about the long term effects of cell towers and their communities makes me even more unhappy with this possible outcome.
I have heard that there are other possible sites for this cell tower. Ones that are not in highly concentrated residential areas. I implore you to either cancel this possible project or move to a less populated area (like a cemetery).
For the well being of my daughter and the countless other children that may be effected by this tower, please make the decision to stop T-Mobile from building it. I don’t care about the eyesore of it all, I care about my family. Please think of my 2 and a half year old daughter when making this decision. If you don’t and something does happen, her life and health will be on your conscious. And if something were to happen, you will have a bigger problem on your hands.