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In Collier County, Florida a group of parents are upset over the construction of a 75-foot cell phone tower that was placed at Poinciana Elementary School. Many of the parents whose children attend this school were unaware that this project was occurring until they drove up to see the tower in the parking lot. Despite the FCC and the American Cancer Society’s conclusions that the low levels of radiofrequency that is emitted from cell towers isn’t harmful, parents still believe placing the tower so close to the school is unsafe for the children.
This tower was approved in April of 2011 by the student advisory council. Collier County School District now has 4 cell phone towers that generate around $58,000 a year.