I am writing in strong opposition to the Duke Power substation that is being built next to the new Isaac Dickson Elementary School.
As a parent of children that attend the school as well as a proponent for the staff at IDES, I am deeply troubled by the specter of a power station being built in such close proximity to the school.
The recent explosion at the substation in Candor, N.C., highlights my concern. Also, [electromagnetic fields] radiation is listed as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization and can double the risk of childhood leukemia.
Why risk the health of our children and teachers? Why risk the excellent reputation and academic achievements of the elementary school? Would you want your children to attend a school next to a power station?
— Dr. Cameron Kurowski