, Ellen Berset’s strange fight against the cell phone antenna in the neighborhood
Swisscom decided not to install an antenna at the health minister’s house. In objection, Bursett used the only correct argument.
As a privateer, Federal Councilor Alain Bersett opposed a new mobile phone antenna away from his place of residence – and his objection was quickly accepted: Swisscom chose not to manufacture an antenna, called Bersett. It was to be built at a distance of about 180 meters from the house of K. Freiburg municipality of Belfox. that Report “Blick” Based on documents that a 5G competitor requested from Canton.
The building permit was issued in 2018. A 4G antenna was planned, which Swisscom could convert to 5G in the meantime. Several residents have appealed, including Ellen Bursett, his wife, his mother and another relative.
Beresheet has attempted to formulate its own objection, rather than merely signing the existing objection. His reasoning: The location away from a school and crche is unsuitable, he argued according to “Blick”. The construction of the antenna at this location also affects the landscape. And they damage the fabric of the building in question.
In addition, Ellen Bursett also cited potential health problems. Electromagnetic waves of technological origin would have “detrimental effects on humans and animals,” they write. Bursett also expresses fears that future emissions prices may be adjusted upward.
While the privateer Bursett expresses health concerns, the federal office he heads reassures: Electromagnetic radiation “can heat body tissue at very high intensities,” it says. However, limit values for mobile phone antennas protect against excessive load.
Was the construction of the antenna eventually abandoned due to the objection of the Federal Council? Swisscom denied this in a statement: “We no longer pursue the location due to a negative statement from the Office of Cultural Heritage.”
John Mettler Has been Business Editor at Tamedia’s Central Editorial Office since 2018. He reports on telecommunications, digitization, tourism and the watchmaking industry. He has won numerous journalism awards, including the Swiss Bar Association’s Secondary Media Award, the European Newspaper Award and the Immaculate Media Award.more info@jonmettler
Mathias Born There is an editor and data journalist in the business department. He is working as a journalist since 2000. Mathias Born has a degree in Media Studies and a degree in Data Journalism. more info@thisss