Maryland Coalition Against Cell Towers on School Grounds.

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Some of the Prince George’s County Parents are pictured here demonstrating against a host of problems in PGCPS Sasscer 9/23/2014.

ORGANIZATIONS FROM THREE MARYLAND COUNTIES HAVE FORMED A COALITION TO CALL FOR A HALT TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF CELL TOWERS ON PUBLIC SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS

Upper Marlboro, MD –Organizations from Anne Arundel County,  Baltimore City, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County have joined together to form a coalition to call for the immediate halt to the construction of cell towers on public school playgrounds. The newly formed Maryland Coalition will hold a press conference on Tuesday, September 23, 2014at6 PM on the steps of the Prince George’s County Board of Education14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, Maryland to announce the formation of the coalition and present the coalitions goals.
The following organizations and individuals have joined together to form the Maryland Coalition:
  • AACo Acts (Anne Arundel County Against Cell Towers at Schools)
  • Anne Arundel County NAACP
  • Citizens Against a Cell Tower at Julius West Middle School
  • Coalition of Central Prince George’s County Community Organizations
  • Liberty Rec and Tech Center, Baltimore
  • Maryland Smart Meter Awareness
  • Montgomery County NAACP
  • Parents’ Coalition of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Prince George’s County NAACP
  • Reform sasscer Movement for Prince George’s County.
  • Safe Schools Prince George’s
  • Kim Trueheart, Activist, Baltimore City
The Maryland Coalition is raising the following concerns about cell tower construction projects at Maryland schools:
  • Lack of transparency and community involvement in the decision making process.
  • Safety Issues from the industrial machinery: fires, tower collapse, and worker accidents.
  • Environmental Issues such as paving over green space and cutting down trees.
  • Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) such as diesel fuel and lead acid batteries on school grounds.
  • Increased carcinogenic air pollution: Diesel generator exhaust and biocides.
  • Health issues related to daily long term exposure to microwave radiation.
The Maryland Coalition believes that cell towers are a bad investment for our children. We call for an immediate halt to cell tower construction at Maryland schools.

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