Dutch court: possibly increased health risks transmission tower

Breakthrough!

The judgment of the Gelderland District Court (AWB 19/2184) – in conjunction with judgment AWB 19/2213– on December 18, 2020 is of great importance because the court ruled that even (very broadly) increased health risks under the exposure guidelines are not excluded. The court also ruled that the health interests of local residents who are sensitive to radiation must be included in the weighing of interests. It is the first time in Dutch case law that the exposure limits are no longer leading due to advancing scientific insight. Earlier case law of the Department of the Council of State (Division) in which it always refers to an outdated expert report seems to have been discontinued. This statement offers opportunities for a new substantive discussion about the health effects of radiation,

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