For a long time there was bitter argument about an extraordinary citizens' meeting in the Isar valley community.
Judging by that, it was very calm and matter-of-fact.
- There were about 50 visitors, only about half of whom stayed until the end.
There was hardly any talk about the topic of 5G, the real hook of the evening.
Mayor Verena Reithmann (UBI) made it clear in advance.
A citizens' meeting is not the right setting for this.
Icking, who has been interfering in the operator's search for a location for years in order to be able to help design the equipment between Schlederloh and Irschenhausen with antennas, is in any case "not on the wrong path" with this approach. This statement by Mayor Reihmann was probably the essence of the event. Ultimately, you need six masts to close existing dead spots. "That is considerable," said the town hall chief. The location near the sports field recently discussed in the municipal council is necessary in order to be able to do without the two antennas on the B 11 in the long term.
However, Wilfried Kühling, an engineer for environmental planning and an expert invited by the citizens' initiative, saw opportunities for the community to take action to protect its residents from excessive radiation exposure.
For high-frequency radiation, as with noise protection, limit or target values could also be stipulated in development plans or in urban development contracts that accompany these development plans.
It is also possible to designate protected areas that have to be kept free from exposure.
The possible locations
The possible locations
There are already three masts in the municipality: two on the B 11, one in Attenhausen. It looks like three more will be added in the foreseeable future. In order to plug radio gaps on the autobahn, applications have been made for radio towers in Meilenberg and Walchstadt, and the one in Meilenberg will probably be implemented this year. The S-Bahn route, in turn, is to be supplied via an antenna near Schlederloh. The last discussed location on the sports field, which had to be moved unfavorably for Icking at the request of the operators, would make both antennas on the B 11 unnecessary. At the same time, because a radio antenna above the grammar school was discarded, the operators are looking for an alternative solution to cover the northern community area and Irschenhausen.
On both points he contradicted administrative lawyer Frank Sommer, with whom the community had been working for a long time and who had fought for Icking before the administrative court that the antenna south of the building yard may not be raised or upgraded. According to Sommer, "the way to compensate for what the legislature is neglecting in terms of immission control through building law is not very promising". An urban development contract is all well and good, but must be signed by both sides. A moratorium on 5G, which was mentioned in passing, was ultimately “an ineffective instrument”.
Kühling also explained how heavy the load would be with a fully expanded 5G network.
It is 15,000 microwatts per square meter.
But you can only be safe from damage to health with values up to 100 microwatts.
The "cancer effectiveness" of mobile communications has been proven.
In addition to setting target values and protected areas, the third "solution path" should be to ensure that the mast beams do not "penetrate houses".
The "indoor supply" of the people is secured by fiber optics.
This aspect is "a topic that has not yet been regulated by law".
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Graduate engineer Hans Ulrich, who was invited by the community, explained that the load from indoor WiFi is greater than from radiation that hits apartments and houses from cell phone masts.
One shouldn't expect "too much relief" from possibly forcing the operator to offer a common network, he warned.
The use of mobile radio in general has "experienced an increase by a factor of 80" over the past ten years.
Ulrich recommended: “Think carefully about what you are doing”.
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