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Israeli Worried About Transmitters

Giora Ilani, chief zoologist of the Israel Nature Reserves Authority, has warned that erection of Voice of America radio transmitters in the Negev may have grave ecological implications for the region, Davar reported.

Ilani said the Americans have failed to supply precise data on the amount of electromagnetic radiation the transmitters will emit. He is concerned that the radiation will harm the hundreds of thousands of migratory birds that fly over the Negev each year.