Dealing with EMF

Year

2010

Organisation

TenneT

Description

Even though the existing law in the Netherlands prescribes a critical value of 100 microtesla for an exposure of 14 hours or more per day, the Dutch government decided to follow a precautionary policy and stick to a critical value of 0,4 microteslar for the Randstad380 and other new 380kV projects. All home owners within the zone exceeding the 0,4 microtesla value can decide whether they want to move or stay – TenneT will honour the offer up to two years after the start of the operation of the power line.

Also to meet the people’s potential concerns on the health effects of the electromagnetic fields, the new Wintrack pylon was developed which reduces the zone of EMF considerably.