New South Wales Community Pushes to Bury Power Lines

More than 500 Wingham (New South Wales, Australia) community members packed the Wingham Town Hall to send a strong message they did not want a high voltage power line through their community (Manning River Times).  A similar meeting last week was attended by more than 200 concerned residents. TransGrid has proposed a 100-kilometre-long overhead 330kV line from Stroud to Lansdowne.

RETA has been following this story, as residents have made TransGrid and local politicians aware of many concerns about the negative impacts of the line. The community is pushing for the power line to be laid underground to avoid the negative impacts of an overhead line. A local association, the Manning Alliance, has formed to inform and unite the community against TransGrid’s plans.

Communities around the world are becoming more knowledgeable about the negative impacts of overhead high voltage lines and demanding that these lines get buried. It’s no longer possible for electricity transmission companies to keep residents in the dark when it comes to the facts about overhead and underground power lines.

~ by RETA on March 23, 2012.

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