SNP Member of the European Parliament, Ian Hudghton, responding to reports
of plans to locate a controversial TETRA mast in the heart of Broughty
Ferry, says the City Council needs to take on board public concerns about
this as-yet untested technology.
The MEP, in response to Perthshire campaigners, has already tabled an
urgent question to the European Commission, pointing out that current
regulations have failed to keep pace with recent developments like TETRA.
Today he repeated his call that a moratorium on TETRA masts be imposed
until the technology is properly evaluated on health grounds.
Speaking from Parliament in Brussels today, the MEP said:
ďIn addition to my question, MEPís from across Europe are seeking to force
the Commission to evaluate public safety issues around this technology.
Letís face it, when public health concerns over BSE were to the fore, they
were not slow in getting a beef ban in place. We are urging the
Commission to act on TETRA now.
ďEvidence from England where masts are already in place shows that some of
the health fears voiced are now a reality. It is my view, and that of
many MEPís that, until such time as TETRA can prove itself to be safe,
further development should be halted. Iím not convinced that TETRA is
safe and would therefore urge Dundee City Council to block this