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    Dutch govt. proposes buying out homes close to transmission lines

    http://www.nu.nl/politiek/2535761/verhagen-wil-gezinnen-hoogspanningskabel-uitkopen.html

    Google translation with a tidy up:

    Verhagen wants to buyout families under high voltage cables

    Last update: June 9, 2011 6:13 p.m. info
    AMSTERDAM – Maxime Verhagen, Minister (Economic Affairs) will soon be buying out 1300 households because they live to close to high voltage cables (transmission lines) and dangers public health, according to scientists.

    This was reported in the Telegraph Thursday on the basis of a leaked letter to the House.

    The scheme, which will be spread over 25 years, is estimated to cost 500 million euros. The amount involved will depend on the value of their home, the newspaper said.

    These are homes that are more than 0.4 microtesla radiation to endure. That equates to homes that are within fifty meters of cables.

    The money for the action does not come from the treasury. All Dutch people go through there to help pay energy bills, as would appear from the letter.

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