EMF evidence stands up in court: pig farmer (TENLEC) vs. Hydro Quebec

Andrew Michrowski has filed a class action suit against Wireless.  See this post:https://smartmeternewsupdates.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/canada-class-action-suit-against-wireless/

 

EXCERPT:

“Even without the use of sophisticated meters, you can now observe across the landscape — where there is significant presence of background microwave emissions — reinforced concrete sidewalks, bridges, and building foundations being ‘eaten away’. Weakened window frames, popping panes and so on, are occurring.

 

“Adding to the overload are more wireless gadgets: so-called SMART meters, often communication-deficient D.E.C.T. (radiofrequency  or “cordless” phones), colour-TV cellphones, Wi-Fi tablets, and other bandwidth-hungry wireless devices.

 

“Meanwhile Canadian municipalities express alarm, getting up-in-arms over the extraordinary new maintenance expenditures — many billions of dollars (trillions for their US colleagues) — which they face trying to maintain the provision of essential services. The infrastructure is corroding away thousands of times faster than planners expected their amortization plans to cover.”

 

EMF evidence stands up in court: pig farmer (TENLEC) vs. Hydro Quebec

Part II Tribunal administratif de Québec (TAQ), a court hearing in Granby, PQ, took place September 19-23, 2011. As an expert witness, Dr. Andrew Michrowski of the Planetary Association for Clean Energy (PACE) was there from Monday to Thursday, and the final legal statements were made Friday.

 

Under cross-examination, Hydro Québec representatives admitted that they had measuring equipment of the highest sensitivity, and their readings confirmed the ones taken by PACE. However, they had never reported their findings. Hydro Quebec’s measurements showed not only harmonics content, but also other emissions into the radio frequency range along the transmission line.

 

So, electromagnetic monitoring data that Dr. Michrowski submitted on behalf of the organic pig farmer (Tenlec) was publicly confirmed by the technical personnel of Hydro Quebec itself, a fact not known until counsel Charles O’Brien embarked on this direction of questioning during the hearings.

 

Under instruction from TAQ, Hydro Québec produced transmission data for a day in June 2011 during which PACE had conducted a series of readings. Though this was delivered to the court only minutes before he was called to take the stand, the expert witness was able to decipher the technical data and to explain to the court how the utility’s technical data explained the surges and EMF/RF frequencies on the lines.

 

In many locations on the property over a period of many hours — read with the new instruments — the anomalies noted by PACE corresponded with variations of transfer of electric power that Hydro Quebec conducted during that 24 hour-period.

 

While travelling back to Ottawa, Dr. Michrowski took measurements on the highway and detected similar anomalies that day on another HV transmission line, which runs south from Lagrande, James Bay, and crosses Autoroute 20 near Rigaud. That line carries power to the Beauharnois generation site (and the West part of Montreal Island), and from there to US New England state clients.

 

In the testimony concerning this new information from HQ, Michrowski pointed out that their measurements — plus the studies that they have endorsed (carried out by or with Health Canada), and the information that they give Quebec farmers (i.e. at 1 Volt/metre (also 1 Volt) + pulses — bone, tissue and nerves of animals are affected.

 

NB: this fact of electrical interaction with living tissue is the basis of bone and wound repair for thousands of veterans in US and Canada. This observation and the protocols based on it were developed into a healing technique by the Nobel nominee, and PACE associate, Dr. Prof. Robert O. Becker.

 

By Hydro Quebec’s own admission, then, the biologically significant conditions exist at the Tenlec farm: electric and magnetic fields and pulses.

 

In their final arguments they thus raised the “emprise” (right-of-way) to 90 metres from edge of transmission cables, instead of only weighing compensation for the areas occupied by the pylon foundations of the high-voltage (HV) line.

 

The value for compensation has thus risen dramatically. The analysis done by PACE and supported by astute questioning of the lawyer, Mr. O’Brien, has therefore served to bring the court’s attention and enlarged understanding to the issue of harm caused by electromagnetic factors. The new consideration before the court is that a 90 meter and a 250 meter zone of expropriation will be required.

 

If this is the court’s final decision, it would result in sufficient compensation to allow this 4th-generation organic farmer to continue his business, without further harm to his livestock and livelihood.

 

The Quebec court is expected to render its decision in the next few months.

 

This case is very important in that it puts into the public record, through the court testimony and expert data and analysis, the harm caused by EMF. So even if all that the farmer is asking for is not granted, every future case will be able to quote this data, thus strengthening their similar cases of frequency fluctuations harming living beings — whether animal or human.

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The Planetary Association for Clean Energy is a non-profit “Learned Society” with professional members in many countries. They are engineers, physicists, doctors and university professors dedicated to improving science in the area of health and clean energy. This scientific organization funded only by membership fees, donations and occasionally some contracts to do research. (PACE is not funded by the oil industry nor by other major private-sector interests, nor by governments.)

 

Because the members are involved in leading-edge research, there is often little or no published information, and certainly nothing in the mainstream press. So far, this “note” is the only published mention online of this important legal case.”

 

As for peer review, few others have the background even to understand what they are studying and in industry-controlled journals the “peers” serve as gatekeepers to prevent new-paradigm studies from being funded or published.

Within the PACE network, meetings and long-distance consultations, sharing updates and experimental data, etc. enable them to support each other in exploring the new frontiers of physics, ecology, etc. where they are concentrating their efforts.

 

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On a related subject, EMF/microwaves/RF is harmful not only to living creatures but also to hard materials and infrastructure.

 

Dr. Michrowski writes:

“I came across this during a survey for a legal case involving a brand-new underground electric distribution system + gas + optoelectronic network + water + sewage in a “high-tech” tourist-promotion downtown upgrade of rue Principal in Sutton, Eastern Townships, Quebec. In that urban-development district, some sewer tops (manhole covers) were rapidly rusting — or, more accurately, “shrinking” — in a strange non-rust-like colour.

 

Instead of the familiar reddish-brown of oxidized iron, the surface was turning yellow (with spots) then orange.

“I was able to obtain the power density data. At the wireless technology bandwidth the phenomenon became pronounced: in a few months the equivalent of 1 to 2 decades of traditional rust-corrosion was occurring.

“Then, as a presenter at the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) international meeting in Ottawa, I attended a series of thesis presentations by several teams of University of Waterloo students who were reporting a new type of corrosion. Their observations were taken at the Chalk River nuclear reactor (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, the world’s largest research reactor and one of the first to be built). It had been in good maintenance for decades — until recently.

“The doctoral students examined [the Chalk River nuclear plant] with special (and extremely expensive) spectroscopy equipment.

“Their data revealed a linearly frequency-dependent, electron-stripping process that is so accelerated that there is no time available for oxidation (normal, red-brown rusting) to occur. This new corrosion phenomenon follows a fractal geometry pattern (branching out after each penetration-stripping), rather than progressing layer by layer.

“This new branching degenerative phenomenon is designated “Pit Corrosion”. (It’s also been nicknamed “Tora Bora” corrosion, on the analogy of the multi-directional caves which the Taliban dug in the Afghan mountains, in order to confuse intruders.)

“When downtown Ottawa underwent extensive, national-security-related laying of communication systems — optoelectronic cables with nuclear-coating and with high bps count — I noticed which manhole covers (including brand new ones) were yellowing away in a similar manner to that described above. These were in near-fields of the “environmental/background level” power density, equivalent to what was noted in Sutton, Quebec.

“Even without the use of sophisticated meters, you can now observe across the landscape — where there is significant presence of background microwave emissions — reinforced concrete sidewalks, bridges, and building foundations being ‘eaten away’. Weakened window frames, popping panes and so on, are occurring.

“Adding to the overload are more wireless gadgets: so-called SMART meters, often communication-deficient D.E.C.T. (radiofrequency  or “cordless” phones), colour-TV cellphones, Wi-Fi tablets, and other bandwidth-hungry wireless devices.

“Meanwhile Canadian municipalities express alarm, getting up-in-arms over the extraordinary new maintenance expenditures — many billions of dollars (trillions for their US colleagues) — which they face trying to maintain the provision of essential services. The infrastructure is corroding away thousands of times faster than planners expected their amortization plans to cover.”

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Regarding membership ( http://pacenet.homestead.com ), the cost is a basic $50; more for other types, and/or donations. PACE can issue a tax deductible receipt in both Canada and the U.S., and in some other countries.

Example of corrosion by "electron stripping" in Cleveland nuclear plant.Example of corrosion by “electron stripping” in Cleveland nuclear plant.

 

Why a Smart Meter delay (op-out) is Important for your family’s health, security, and privacy

Why a Smart Meter delay (op-out) is Important for your family’s health, security, and privacy

Smart Meters are coming to your home and business soon, if you have not already had ComEd replace analog meters with Smart Meters in your community.

As required, when a the Smart Meter installer comes knocking on you door he will identify himself and will then give you the option of having a Smart Meter installed immediately or opting out. If questioned why the need for a Smart Meter, the installer will give you this canned response: “A Smart Meter will eliminate the need for a meter man to read your meter.” Never mentioned was that the op-out choice isn’t a permanent one, only that meter installation would be delayed until 2018, with no opportunity to refuse after that date. Other states offer a permanent opt-out to their utility customers. ComEd customers in Illinois do not have that option.

Doesn’t every ComEd customer deserve the right to have a choice to op-out permanently in the face of the real and present dangers that having a Smart Meter on the side of their house or business could engender. It is unjust and un-American to force Wireless Smart Meters on every home without alerting residents of the many risks and offering them a choice.

Here are seven reasons to opt-out of a Smart Meter:

1. Health and Environment – Smart Meters emit 10,000 to 190,000 bursts of possibly carcinogenic, RF microwave radiation into homes 24 hours a day. People are complaining of headaches, ringing in the ears, rashes, nausea, insomnia chest pressure, heart palpitations, nose bleeds, and weakness, etc. There is a potential threat to those with medical implants and weakened immune systems. Wildlife and plants may also be affected.

2. Privacy Invasion — Without your consent, the computer inside the Smart Meter collects private energy behavior patterns that will be available to government agencies and for sale to marketers.

3. Hacking and Security – Vulnerabilities in wireless data transmission pose national security risks to our electric grid from hackers. A former CIA Director calls the Smart Grid “really, really STUPID”. Individual household data may also be hacked.

4. Higher Bills – Smart Meters functions as rationing devices that monitor usage 24/7 to charge varying rates during different times of the day. Due to escalating charges for peak time usage, bills can double, or worse.

5. Appliances with RF Radiation – New appliances come with mandated wireless RF transmitters that emit continuous 24/7 RF signals to the wireless Smart Mater.

6. Lack of Control – The utility owns and maintains 100% control over computer hardware and software upgrades inside Smart Meters. With Demand Response, a utility company can selectively turn on/off appliances or an entire household at their whim.

7. Loss of Property Value and safety- There have been numerous reports of electrical fires caused by arching and sparking. Homes with older wiring may be more susceptible to problems.

Should you have any doubts about the dangers posed by Smart Meters, Kit Weaver’s website deserves careful study:

Under the name of SkyVision Solutions, Kit Weaver has a website dedicated to raising public awareness about the benefits, costs, and risks associated with smart grid systems as well as the potential hazards related to Radio Frequency Radiation emissions from all wireless devices, especially smart meters.

Mr. Weaver has a B.S.in engineering physics and an M.S.in nuclear engineering with a specialty in radiation protection; University of Illinois. He has received specialized training in radiation biophysics and.is qualified as a site radiation protection manager by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

It is tragic for consumers that Chicago’s powerful and politically-connected ComEd was able to convince the General Assembly to pass a law that could potentially threaten homes, harm lives, adversely impact nature, invade privacy, and, in a broader scope, undermine the state’s security by making the electric grid more vulnerable to cyber-security.

As to the history of the law: ComEd lobbyists wrote the law; it was passed by the General Assembly against vehement and persistent opposition from the Attorney General, AARP, and informed citizens aware of the risks. ComEd spent 16 million dollars convincing the General Assembly to over-ride Governor Quinn’s Veto. When elected, Governor Rauner then signed another bill favoring ComEd over the rights of citizens to have a choice.

For the numerous reasons already highlighted and many more, demanding an immediate and permanent Opt-Out Option is not only precautionary, it is paramount.

How can residents of Illinois get a “permanent” opt-out: option? Members of the General Assembly will have to amend the law to allow an opt-out, or the ICC will have to change its interpretation of the law. The ICC has interpreted the law as a Mandate that ALL ComEd Customers must accept the smart meters.

Make calls to your state legislators to demand that the law is amended. Illinoisans deserve the same access for a permanent op-out as does every other state. Perhaps if enough community residents say “N0” — delay having smart meters installed until mandatory in 2018 — a powerful message can be sent to ComEd that their nonferrous devices are not wanted and have therefore been soundly rejected.

Nancy Thorner
Lake Bluff, Ill.