Open letter to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board; Yukon Department of Energy Mines and Resources; Minister of Health; MLA Porter Creek North; Yukon Electrical Co. Ltd.
In June and July the Utilities Consumers’ Group wrote letters regarding our concerns about the 39-kilovolt transmission line Yukon Electrical Company Ltd. is constructing beside the highway along the Crestview community corridor, further up the Alaska Highway to the Mayo Road cutoff.
Why have we received no response from the government or the utility on this?
Our concern is that ELF magnetic fields coming from this new high-energy line will have some negative impacts on the citizens adjacent. UCG has researched the effects of these waves coming from such lines and finds more evidence linked to health problems than that of no effects; i.e. greater chance of childhood leukemia, an increase in miscarriages, a link to Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease, a link with increased breast cancer, the suppression of the therapeutic effects of anti-cancer drug Tomoxifin, and the creation of cancer-causing particles through ionization.
Why is nothing being done?
It is our understanding that this is to be a backup line for the Whistle Bend subdivision. We are aware that all the lines in Whistle Bend are buried. We are also aware that all ratepayers are being asked to pay $5.23 million for this electrical infrastructure.
What we do not understand is why a high-powered line adjacent to Crestview was built without notifying the people living there?
We have a simple solution: Take down the above-ground line and poles adjacent to Crestview and bury the line like you have done for the new occupants of Whistle Bend.