Czech military denies health risks of US radar base

29-07-2008

The Czech military denies that the US radar base due to be stationed in the Czech Republic could emit harmful rays. A report by leading Czech scientists, which was published on Saturday, suggests that the rays emitted by the base could pose a threat to those travelling in airplanes overhead. However, Czech military health officer Petr Navrátil says the study is about a different kind of radar than the one to be located in central Bohemia. An earlier report for the government, assessing the radar at the Kwajalein Atoll which is to be moved to the Czech Republic, did not confirm any health risks.