The M.U.O.S. (Mobile User Objective System) is a military telecommunication system of the U.S.A. Navy. A constellation of five satellites covers the whole world, whereas ground communication is granted by four stations, one of which il located in Niscemi, Sicily. Each ground station hosts three parabolic antennas, about 18.4 metres wide, and two elicoidal antennas about 149 metres high. The MUOS will be used to coordinate and command all USA military systems around the world, especially drones, the unmanned aircrafts that will be hosted in Sigonella, Sicily.
Sicilian citizens and No MUOS activists are worried about consequences of the installation of this system on: human health, the ecosystem of the Sughereta di Niscemi, the quality of agricultural production, right to mobility and to the development of territory, right to peace and security of our homeland and of its inhabitants.
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High-frequency electromagnetic radiations (UHF, EHF). The prolonged exposure to microwaves can increase the chances of getting cataract in aged people. Direct exposure to microwaves can generate interactions with the brain, causing nervousness and headache. Research carried on at NASA in the seventies showed that this can be caused by thermal expansion of parts of the inner ear. It is dangerous to lie in the emission lobe of antennas of powerful avionic radars.