SWINDON Council is trying to quell parents’ fears as it installs microwave antennae at a number of schools. The equipment uses wi-fi internet signals using microwave radiation, similar to that used by mobile phones. One campaign group has written to the council claiming they can be dangerous. And the head of one school affected told the Advertiser she knew nothing of the plans, until she was contacted by a worried father.

EDIT: 22nd February 2011: Swindon Borough Council have announced the withdrawal of the planning application for the microwave antenna, much to the happiness of the local residents.

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