French mobile phone mast removal ordered by courts

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Feb 6, 2009, 4:02:43 PM2/6/09

IMPORTANT: French Phone mast removal is ordered by courts!

Sarah Dacre

This press release and the original court decision have been provided courtesy of Next-Up in France.  Translated and submitted by Cindy Sage
Press Release: Paris
February 5, 2009
From:  Jean Desessard, Senator, Paris 

15, rue de Vaugirard, 
75291 Paris cedex 06
Tél : 01 42 34 34 43
fax : 01 42 34 40 81
The danger of relay antennas to health finally recognized!
The Greens Senators and Senators welcomed the decision of the Versailles Court of Appeal to order the dismantling of an antenna relay Bouygues Telecom in Tassin la Demi-lune in the Rhone.
This decision comes to confirm the condemnation pronounced by the Court of Nanterre in opposition to the corporation Bouygues Telecom considering that the presence of an antenna relay of mobile communication nearby of dwellings constitutes an abnormal disturbance of neighborhood réparable by the dismantling of the antenna.
This ruling gives legal recognition to the risks posed by the masts for mobile phones on human health, which may result in serious disorders such as cancers.
The decision rests in particular on the BIO 2007 Initiative which was created by a group of independent scientists, industrialists and mobile operators, and which requires public authorities of each country to review the exposure standards electromagnetic fields.
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It is now the Government to take responsibility for setting new standards to protect the health of the population and thus avoid a new health catastrophe from happening.

Le danger des antennes-relais pour la santé enfin reconnu 
Les Sénatrices et Sénateurs Verts se félicitent de la décision de la Cour d’Appel de Versailles d’ordonner le démontage d’une antenne-relais Bouygues Telecom à Tassin la Demi-lune dans le Rhône.
Cette décision vient confirmer la condamnation prononcée par le Tribunal de Nanterre à l’encontre de la société Bouygues Teleco m considérant que la présence d’une antenne-relais de téléphonie mobile à proximité d’habitations constitue un trouble anormal de voisinage réparable par le démontage de l’antenne.
Ce jugement apporte une reconnaissance juridique aux risques que font courir les antennes-relais de téléphonie mobile pour la santé humaine, qui peuvent notamment se traduire par des troubles extrêmement graves comme des cancers.
La décision s’appuie en particulier sur le rapport BIO-INITIATIVES de 2007 qui a été réalisé par un groupe de scientifiques indépendants des industriels et des opérateurs de téléphonie mobile, et qui appelle les autorités publiques de chaque pays à revoir les normes d’exposition aux champs électromagnétiques.
Il revient donc désormais au gouvernement de prendre ses responsabilités pour fixer de nouvelles normes plus protectrices de la santé de la population et ainsi éviter qu’une nouvelle catastrophe sanitaire ne se produise.
Jean Desessard  
Sénateur de Paris
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Sarah Dacre

5 feb 2009
'Bouygues Telecom ordered to remove base station'
Bouygues Telecom
has been ordered by the Versailles court of appeals to take down a mobile base station in Tassin-la-Demi-Lune, France, or be fined EUR 500 per day until it does so. The lawyer for the plaintiffs, Richard Forget, told AFP that Bouygues  will also have to pay his clients EUR 7,000 per couple for exposing them to a health hazard. The case was brought by three couples who fought for the removal of transmitters installed on a mast near their homes in 2006. An initial ruling by the court of Nanterre in September 2008 gave the operator four months to take the equipment down, or pay a fine of EUR 100 per day, plus EUR 3,000 in damages to each of the couples.
Le Figaro 6 février 2009
Le Figaro: Court rules against Bouygues Telecom in health risk lawsuit
Bouygues Telecom
was sentenced by the Court of Appeal in Versailles to dismantle a relay antenna situated in Tassin-la-Dem i-Lune, western France, and pay EUR 7,000 in compensation to each of the claimants in a health risk lawsuit.
Three families had lodged a complaint against the telecom.
Bouygues Telecom
's lawyer told AFP that this ruling is "problematic" for the construction of communication networks.
Abstracted from an original article in Le Figaro (Bouygues Telecom démonte une antenne) by Marie-Cecile Renault.

Omega Group

Feb 6, 2009, 4:21:54 PM2/6/09
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- Cour d'Appel de Versailles : ARRÊT du 4 Février 2009.
- Riverains Antennes Relais contre Bouygues Telecom

- Dossier d'Analyse, ... : "UN COMBAT POUR VIVRE"

Omega Group

Feb 7, 2009, 4:09:40 PM2/7/09
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French mobile phone mast removal ordered by courts

Omega Group

Feb 8, 2009, 12:18:01 PM2/8/09
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- Next-up organization "Judgement Versailles Court of Appeal 4
February 2009 : ANALYSIS"
- Residents living next to a phone mast vs. the mobile phone company
Bouygues Telecom.

Omega Group

Feb 18, 2009, 4:09:16 PM2/18/09
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French court of appeal upholds removal of a base station on health

The Versailles Court of Appeal has upheld a decision by the Crown
Court of Nanterre to force mobile telephony company Bouygues Telecom
to remove a mobile phone base station as it constitutes an
"exceptional nuisance". The initial ruling sentenced Bouygues Telecom
to pay the sum of 3000 EUR to each of the three couples submitting
their case, 100 EUR per day the installation remained erected and to
pay all legal costs. After the appeal, a further 6000 EUR fine was
imposed on the telecoms company, the per day cost was increased to 500
EUR (but not retroactively) and all further legal costs were also to
be paid.

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