Several Jefferson County residents have recently made requests to Allegheny Power to have EMF measurements taken on their properties along the current 138kV/500kV contiguous rights-of-way in the Summit Point/Charles Town area. This service is free and can be arranged by calling 1-800-255-3443 and making an official request. The property owner will receive a .pdf map of their property with EMF measurements noted.
With the recent heat wave hitting our area, you're going to get some maximum readings right about now! One citizen had a reading of 292mG underneath the lines on her property recently (Professor Blank recommends levels less than 4mG for prolonged exposure).
If you take advantage of this service, contact us with your results and we'll add you to the map we're creating showing levels across the county.
Obviously, if you have a transmission line on your property that is not owned by Allegheny Power, do not call them, they're going to tell you to go fly a kite (remember, never fly kites around power lines -- it's just unsafe!)