SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians recently pledged $5,000 to the Alpine Education Foundation to fund an electromagnetic field (EMF) study of Sunrise Powerlink high voltage lines buried near Alpine Elementary School.
In response to elevated EMF levels measured near the school, the Alpine Community has raised concerns regarding possible health risks to local children. High EMF levels have potential links to leukemia and other serious health issues. The study will measure between 15 and 20 separate locations on the property and in classrooms.
“We share in our community’s concerns over this issue and we appreciate the steps that the Alpine Education Foundation is taking to support the families of Alpine,” commented Viejas Tribal Chairman Robert Welch.
About the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay
The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, one of the remaining 12 bands of the Kumeyaay Indian Nation, resides on a 1,600-acre reservation in the Viejas Valley, east of the community of Alpine in San Diego County, California.
The Tribe owns and operates the AAA Four Diamond Viejas Casino & Resort featuring world-class gaming with thousands of slot machines, exciting table games that include Blackjack, Baccarat, and Pai Gow, a modern and elegant bingo room, and an off-track betting facility. Viejas Casino & Resort also features a variety of restaurants including the AAA Four Diamond Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet, and The Café.
The Viejas Outlets, located across the street from the casino, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl, and Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. Viejas Hotel features 203 luxury rooms and 34 VIP suites, including a lush, spacious pool and lounge area, and nine indoor-outdoor meeting spaces, including the magnificent Oak Ballroom.
For more information, visit www.viejasbandofkumeyaay.org.