Wind Knocks Down 120-Foot Radio Tower on Top of Mountain in Maine

By B.N. Frank

Decades of research has already proven that exposure to radiation from all sources of radio frequency radiation (RF) is harmful.  This includes towers which can also collapse, fall down, as well as catch fire.

Fortunately this 120-foot tower in Maine only crumpled in half and nobody was hurt:

Wind speed was estimated at more than 100 mph Monday when the 120-foot communication tower atop the mountain in Carrabassett Valley was bent in half.


Spokeswoman Noelle Tuttle said the ski resort leases space on the 4,237-foot summit to other companies that own and operate a number of towers.

The tower that was toppled Monday is owned by Somerset Telephone Co., which does business as TDS Telecom, according to corporate spokeswoman DeAnne Boegli in Madison, Wisconsin.

The anemometer used to measure wind on the mountain speed broke Monday but Ethan Austin, director of marketing at Sugarloaf, said staff estimated wind speed to be more than 100 mph.

Fortunately this won’t affect operation at the ski resort.

Sugarloaf doesn’t own or operate any of the communication towers on our summit – we lease space out to various companies who manage a number of towers. We don’t use them in any operational capacity, so this shouldn’t affect mountain operations in any noticeable way.

On the bright side, anyone visiting or living nearby won’t be getting exposed to 24/7 radiation from the tower while it’s being repaired.  Enjoy the reprieve.

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