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Parliamentary questions
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24 October 2016
Question for written answer E-007963-16
to the Commission
Rule 130
Florent Marcellesi (Verts/ALE)

 Subject:  Illnesses stemming from the proposed very-high-voltage power line in Castellón (Spain)
 Answer in writing 

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), electromagnetic fields are considered ‘possibly carcinogenic with a causal association considered credible, but when chance, bias or confounding cannot be ruled out with reasonable confidence’, according to the definition of Group 2B carcinogenic substances. Given that a very-high-voltage power line such as the one planned to run between Almassora and Morella (Castellón, Spain) emits electromagnetic waves at extremely low frequencies:

Can the Commission tell us what measures are needed to prevent illnesses among the local population?
Did the Spanish Government take all necessary steps, applying the prevention principle, when it approved the plans of the Red Eléctrica Española power company?

Original language of question: ES 
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