News Digest Item
11 Jul 2017

“Milestone for radiation protection in power grid expansion”

Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS)

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS), with the support of the federal economy ministry (BMWi), will invest about 18 million euros in a research project on possible effects on human health by power lines, BfS said in a press release. “So far, there is no proof of a connection between power lines and health burdens. But we don’t rest on these findings because there are individual scientific indications regarding health effects,” said Inge Paulini, director of BfS.

Read the press release in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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