Is this substation a problem?
June 4, 2007 2:17 AM Subscribe
I'm considering buying a house that's right beside a small electrical substation (just a small path between it and the wall of the house). Are there any risks attached to this?
posted by ascullion to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm primarily concerned about two things..
1) Health: I've read plenty of stuff over the years about the health effects of living near electrical infrastructure, but never paid enough attention to know if they were just meaningless scare stories
2) Interference: Is there any risk of interference with electrical equipment, or with tv/radio reception, or with a wireless network, for example?
In relation to the actual substation - it's quite small, total area is no more than about 8 square feet. It gives off an audible buss, but nothing that you would be able to hear from inside the house, for example.
I know it's hard to generalise with this stuff, and that I'm not giving you much info about the nature of the substation, but I don't have anymore information at this stage. Any advice appreciated.