VIDEO-New York Public Service Commission Smart Meter Hearing Kingston on 2/4/ 2015

Published on Mar 4, 2015

KINGSTON CITY HALL NEW YORK Feb/4th/15
Hundreds of residents crammed Kingston City
Hall on Wednesday Feb/4th/15 night, to criticize the introduction of “smart” electric meters to New York’s energy grid. Their remarks were part of a hearing process conducted by the New York Public Service Commission. Officials said the Kingston meeting turnout and duration exceeded recent hearings held in both
Buffalo and New York City. The Public Service Commission’s panel listened to four hours of testimony. Opponents claim that the new digital utility meters produce electromagnetic pollution, which sicken residents. According to The World Health Organization the microwaves they emit when transmitting information is carcinogenic.

Austrailia-Reports of illness prompt audit of smart meter radiation

Reports of illness prompt audit of smart meter radiation

Some people believe smart meters are making them sick.

Some people believe smart meters are making them sick. Source: Supplied

AN independent audit of electromagnetic radiation from smart meters will begin next month as critics claim reports of illness from hundreds of Victorians represent an emerging health crisis.

More than 250 Victorians have contacted Stop Smart Meters Australia to report insomnia, headaches, ringing in the ears, tiredness and burning or tingling sensations.

“Adverse reactions to smart meter emissions have also resulted, for some, in loss of employment, social dislocation, and unwanted family separations,” it says in a letter to the State Government.

Independent electromagnetic radiation tests at 55 properties are due to start late next month.

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Energy Minister Russell Northe said: “The Government expects that smart meters will be shown to operate well within the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency standard.”

Electromagnetic emission rates from the smart meters will be compared with those from other devices such as mobile phones, microwave ovens, televisions, wi-fi routers and computers.

A similar, smaller 2011 study found emissions were well within the accepted safety standard.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/reports-of-illness-prompt-audit-of-smart-meter-radiation/story-fni0fit3-1226990214029

Yasuko Kato, Association Director VOC-EMF Measures Research (RELATION TO SMART METERS)

SMART METERS ARE A DISCRIMINATORY ACT AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY ELECTRO HYPER SENSITIVE, CHEMICAL SENSITIVE AND COMPROMISED BY VARIOUS DISEASES.  The government is violating the American Disabilities Act by exposing citizens to radiation poisoning.  The environment is the cause of the illness; it is not the other way around. Those who are not sensitive will become sensitive, many already being mis-diagnosed by their doctors.  The majority of the doctors in the U.S.A. do not recognize EHS and the cause being electro-pollution in the environment.  This was a problem that preceded the RF/emf radiation issues now adding to this soup of radiation.  Radiation levels impossible to healing in and impossible to avoid or escape the accumulative effect this exposure has to ALL living things… New statistic recently released this past week; one third of USA population is sleep deprived.  This problem is a direct result of non thermal RF emissions from the smart grid technology….The gov’t doesn’t need guns to control an over populated planet. They have the power grid.. Sandaura

Yasuko Kato, Association Director VOC-EMF Measures Research

January 29, 2011

Yasuko Kato, Journalist

VOC-EMF Measures Research

Association, Director

471, Bankei, Chuou-ku,

Sapporo, Hokkaido,

064-0945 JAPAN

Comment on CCST Smart Meter report

I am a journalist and a director of a self-help group for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and Electromagnetic Hyper Sensitivity (EHS) in Japan. I am also a patient of MCS and EHS. So, I have been working to improve the environment for sensitivity people and vulnerable children.

The smart grid program is planning all over the world including Japan. In our country, Smart Meters have installed in some area, and other utilities are planning to install it as demonstratively experiment. So, I have interested in Smart Meter issues in California and CCST report.

Why did not show the major factors?

CCST expressed the RF level was 40?W/cm2 at 3 feet from Smart Meter. But, CCST did not show the important factors related to this calculation, such as a number of meters, an assumed environmental, and reflection of building materials.

FCC limit never provide safety

FCC limits that based on thermal effects never provide safety to general people. Many studies have been described the adverse health effect occurred by non-thermal effects under the limit of International Commission of Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) that is same to FCC. The Bioinitiative Report mentioned “the body of evidence at hand suggests that bioeffects and health impacts can and do occur at exquisitely low exposure levels: levels that can be thousands of times below public safety limits“ and recommended the value of 0.1 ?W/cm2 for RF. This value is ten thousand times below FCC limits.

Why did not CCST describe about EHS ?

There is an important EHS article by P. Levallois et al. (2002). They estimated the prevalence of self-reported sensitivity to EMF was 3.2%, with 24.4% of those surveyed reporting sensitivity to chemicals, in California. It was necessary to have forecast the adverse health effect at the early stage of the smart grid program. In actually, many people have been already claimed many symptoms by Radio Frequency (RF) emission from PG&E Smart Meters. CCST have to seriously consider these claims.

The rights of person with EHS

I carried out a questionnaire survey in 2009 about health problem, economical, and social issues related to EHS in Japan. The valid responses were only 75, however the total cost to avoid EMF, such as moving to low EMF area, RF shielding reconstruction and replacing to low emission household appliances, reached to about 168 million yen (about1.8 million US dollars). Fifty-three percent had a job before the EHS onset, but 65% of them lost their work or experienced a decrease in income. Major symptoms were “fatigue/tiredness”(85%), and “headache”, “difficulty of concentrating, remembering and thinking” (81%, respectively) . Sixty five percent indicated they experienced symptoms attributable to radiation from other passengers’ mobile phones abroad public transportation, and12.0% said they could not use any public transportation due to their serious symptoms. The survey indicated EHS people are significantly limited their daily life due to EMF exposure.

EHS and MCS are publicly recognized as disabilities in U.S.A. under the ADA. Federal Register (Sept. 3, 2002) mentioned “ The (Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance) board recognizes that multiple chemical sensitivities and electromagnetic sensitivities may be considered disabilities under the ADA if they are so severely impair the neurological, respiratory or other functions of an individual that it substantially limits one or more the individual’s major life activities.”

In 2005, National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) published the report “Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) ” in according with the request from the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

IEQ report mentioned ;

“For people who are electromagnetically sensitive, the presence of cell phones and towers, portable telephones, computers, fluorescent lighting, unshielded transformers and wiring, battery re-chargers, wireless devices, security and scanning equipment, microwave ovens, electric ranges and numerous other electrical appliances can make a buildings inaccessible.”

Then, they established the recommendations to increase the access for sensitivity people. It includes;

?Cell Phones Turned off

? Ability to turn off or unplug computers and other electrical equipment by occupant or staff

? Ability to turn off fluorescent lighting by occupant or staff

“ The focus of the project was on commercial and public buildings, but many of the issues addressed and recommendations offered in residential settings”.

However, the radiation from Smart Meters is making the harmful environmental that EHS people can’t access to their house. Moreover, EHS people will increase more and more due to RF radiation from Smart Meters. It might cause economical huge damage of California. The radiation is also affect to vulnerable people, such as children and elderly people. CCST have to stand on precautional principle, and to recommend to replace wired meters from wireless Smart Meters, as soon as possible.

References:

P. Levallois, .R.Neutra, G. Lee and L. Histova, Study of self reported hypersensitivity to electromagnetic fields in California, Environ. Health. Perspect. 110(4) (2002) 619-623

Bioinitiative Report: A rationale for a Biollogicaly-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields ( ELF and RF)

Federal Register Vo;.67, No. 170/Tuesday, September 3, 2002/ Eiles and Regulations

National Institute of Buildings Sciences, “IEQ Indoor Environmental Quality”  (2005)

http://sagereports.com/smart-meter-rf/?p=373

UK-Will Installing A Smart Meter Be Compulsory Under The New Government Scheme?

Will Installing A Smart Meter Be Compulsory Under The New Government Scheme?
5th March 2015
If you haven’t already received a letter from your energy supplier telling you about the new smart meter programme, you will likely hear more about the national rollout within the next year. Installation of Smart meter technology is part of the government’s plan to improve Britain’s energy infrastructure and lower the nation’s energy usage. Many people are asking whether it is compulsory to install a smart meter.

The short answer is: No. Homeowners are under no obligation to install new energy meters, although the new technology does offer several worthy benefits.

What is a “smart” meter?

Smart meters are the next generation of energy meters: Small boxes that are installed at the point where the energy company’s system enters your home that record how much energy is being used by your household at any given time. Where they differ from traditional meters, however, is in the fact that this information is then relayed directly to your electric and gas suppliers so they can accurately calculate your energy bill.

Because your energy provider receives an accurate reading of your electricity and gas usage, smart meters have a distinct advantage over conventional systems; no more estimated bills, and no requirement to send a meter reader to your home – so, no more having to take a day off work to let a stranger in.

Furthermore, the meters come with an in-home display, which enables you to see how much you are spending on energy usage, by providing energy use not only in kilowatt hours (kWh), which is a difficult measurement for many lay people — but also providing real-time pounds and pence cost.

When used effectively, smart meters can help educate people on how to be more energy-conscious, turning off TV and mobile phone chargers, for example — which waste energy when left on standby. Not only that, but you can determine how much your monthly energy bills will cost, and budget accordingly.

Improving Britain’s environment

Although smart meters are not compulsory, the government hopes British residents will be on board with the project. The national infrastructure will need to be upgraded, but the aim is that it will allow consumers to make conservative energy consumption choices, and align with EU environmental goals.

By using smart meter technology, homeowners and businesses have the tools and the opportunity to control their energy output — and manage their finances. The direct communication with electric suppliers also allows energy companies to calculate how much fuel they will need to generate sufficient quantities of energy to power towns and cities. Ultimately, less energy goes to waste, and lower carbon emissions pollute the atmosphere.
The current energy infrastructure is out dated and, according to British Gas, £1 in every £4 spent on generating electricity and gas is wasted. Not only is this a waste of energy, but also puts a strain on British households’ budgets. It has been estimated that the smart grid will save Brits £4.3bn by 2030.

Installing a smart meter is not mandatory, but there are significant advantages for the long-term future of the UK. The smart grid can help make us more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, and give homeowners lower energy bills.

For more information about smart meters, check out the Smart Energy GB website. If you have questions about how the rollout will affect you personally, check with your individual energy provider.

http://www.propertysecrets.net/article/will_installing_a_smart_meter_be_compulsory_under_the_new_government_scheme_/3297.html

Smart meter technology on its way to Kalamazoo area

Please note:  Make sure your kids have a hazmat suit on when they are playing outside, near a, not so, smart meter….Sandaura

Smart meter technology on its way to Kalamazoo area

Updated: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Smart meter technology on its way to Kalamazoo area story image
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Never again will a meter reader need to come into your yard or walk through entire neighborhoods to get readings from each house.

New technology is on its way to every home in the Kalamazoo area, that will change how we all pay electric bills.

Consumers Energy is preparing to replace electric meters on homes with smart meters. But some consumer watchdog groups warn that the meters could make it easier to steal your information.

The smart meters consumers energy is installing across West Michigan completely change how the company will read meters.

Fukushima Meltdown 4 Years Later

Fukushima Meltdown 4 Years Later

March 3rd, 2015 –

Four years have passed since the tragic triple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants, and the hits keep on coming as massive amounts of radioactively contaminated water continue to flow into the Pacific Ocean and no solution exists for safely containing the ongoing accumulation of radioactive debris contaminating the prefecture.  Created in two parts, Fairewinds Energy Education presents you with a 5-minute retrospective followed by a 25-minute in-depth reflection on Fukushima Meltdown 4 Years Later. – See more at: http://www.fairewinds.org/fukushima-meltdown-4-years-later/#sthash.9GW0cIYE.3ah0aoDS.dpuf

Fairewinds Energy Education Board Member Chiho Kaneko and Arnie Gundersen discuss Chiho’s recent visit to her homeland of Japan. Born and raised in the neighboring prefecture of Iwate, she traveled to the evacuated and decimated area near the plant and met with displaced victims of this nuclear travesty. As she shares heartbreaking stories, Chiho describes her trip through the ruined Fukushima Prefecture. She observed rusting vehicles flipped over on the side of the road, destroyed homes waiting to be cared for amidst a string of empty towns marked by devastation from the 2011 tsunami and resulting nuclear power catastrophe. Despite Prime Minister Abe’s assurances to the contrary, everything remains too contaminated by radiation for residents to return home. Warning signs along the radiation contaminated roadways instruct drivers not to leave their vehicles, not to roll down any windows, and not expose themselves to the outside air. Attempts to clean up the once fertile farmland surrounding the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear site are seen along road after road in huge trash bag bundles stacked like fortresses. These bundles contain the radioactive top layer of soil, branches, bushes, and other land debris slowly being cleared in a futile effort to decontaminate the soil and possibly make the prefecture habitable again. More than 70,000 of these debris-laden sites are spread throughout the Fukushima Prefecture with no permanent method for disposal of this waste that is temporarily stuffed into deteriorating trash bags littering the once fertile and pristine countryside. The catastrophic nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi decimated communities and dislocated an entire population from their homes and families. It exposed innocent people to extreme doses of toxic radiation that cause cancer and carry a death sentence,, and it forcibly removed those people from the mountains, ocean, rivers, forests, and land that they loved. “No disaster like this should ever be allowed to happen,”a victim told Chiho. “But, as long as nuclear power plants are allowed to operate, we cannot guarantee that a disaster like this will never happen. You cannot guarantee.” – See more at: http://www.fairewinds.org/fukushima-meltdown-4-years-later/#sthash.9GW0cIYE.3ah0aoDS.dpuf

READ FULL ARTICLE AT:  http://www.fairewinds.org/fukushima-meltdown-4-years-later/#sthash.9GW0cIYE.3ah0aoDS.dpbs