China's new radio antenna facility is five times the size of NYC

China's new experimental radio antenna facility has been built on land which is 3,700 sq km in size and could emit extremely low frequency radio waves under the sea.

    2019/01/03

NSFW    HUAZHONG, CHINA — China's new experimental radio antenna facility has been built on land that is 3,700 sq km in size and could possible be used for the Chinese military.

The radio antenna will have the ability to emit extremely low frequency radio waves, called ELF waves, the South China Morning Post reports.

The facility was built in the Huazhong region in central China.

The World Health Organization has previously linked ELF waves to cancer.

These radio waves will be emitted at a frequency of 0.1 to 300 hertz.They could be picked up by Chinese military submarines that are hundreds of meters deep in the ocean. However, the radio antenna could also be used to detect earthquakes and minerals.

The project is a part of China's 11th five-year-plan, which Beijing uses to set targets, guidelines and policy goals for the coming years.

China is downplaying the importance of the radio antenna facility in order to avoid causing public alarm, according to the South China Morning Post.
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