5G cell towers have become a divisive topic around the country.

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Proponents say this is where the tech is headed, and we should get on board but others are asking if we should rush to make these decisions, and raising safety questions. One such individual is Brookfield First Selectman Tara Carr who is seeking to block the installation of a 5G tower in Brookfield.

We spoke with Tara Carr about the issue on the Ethan, Lou & Large Dave Show Wednesday morning (12/7/22).This is what she had to say about a 5G cell tower in Brookfield:

"The State of Connecticut has a siting council, so I had to speak at the siting council and impart my wisdom as to whether or not I was supportive, or whether I am supportive of the cell tower and quite frankly, I'm just not, I'm not there."

Tara Carr
Tara Carr

Carr followed up with why she does not support the tower, saying:

"There is no conclusive evidence that these towers are safe, right? So, until that evidence is conclusive, I really would not want to put the residents of Brookfield in a predicament where there could be potential harm."

Carr expanded on that thought, pointing out that the Federal Trade Commission regulations for a tower of this kind, have not been updated since 1996. She appeared to question whether Brookfield, even has a need for another tower stating that the Town has "ten" others.

There are a series of links for additional information on 5G Tech/towers like the one being proposed on the Town of Brookfield website.

You can listen to the cellular tower discussion below. In the clip, Carr explains why many First Responders in Brookfield are rooting for the tower's installation.

The cell tower was not all, we actually had a lengthy discussion with Tara Carr. Carr shared her thoughts on the Food Emporium coming to Brookfield, the Amazon Fresh progress, her first year in office and Brookfield Hero Nicholas Perri. You can listen to the entire interview below.

Do you want to hear more, know more and read more about Brookfield? If so, Check out the Ethan, Lou & Large Dave Podcast on Apple and Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. It's the same show we do on the radio but with limited commercials and no music. Or, listen live by streaming the show on the I-95 Rock Mobile app, or tune into I-95 (95.1FM).

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