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REVOLT Newsletter 373

Revolt news 13/12/2013 Print (pdf) Version

Professor Gerald Scott

Geraldís son Keith informs us that Gerald Scott passed away on Sunday 8th December. He died peacefully at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough having been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease a week earlier. He had been suffering from the effects of MND for some time.

An Emeritus Professor at Aston University and former ICI scientist in Teesside, Gerald has been a central member of Revolt from its beginnings in 1991/2. As part of the Revolt team at the extensive 1992 public inquiries on the Yorkshire 400 kV line, he gave expert evidence on health effects and on cable technology for undergrounding. A polymer chemist, Gerald was able to inform the inquiries about the then upcoming XLPE technology and also about potential superconducting solutions. Neither of those technologies featured in National Gridís proposals, despite XLPE being well proven at the time. Even when required to underground some 6 km in 2001, National Grid used the older oil-filled cable technology now abandoned in favour of XLPE. As an expert in oxidative chemistry Gerald was ahead of his time in understanding the potential for bio-chemical effects from EMF. Over the last twenty years or so Gerald has kept in touch and advised Revolt on scientific matters.

The funeral will take place at Stokesley Methodist Church on Thursday 19th December at 1pm.

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