SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY ASSAULTING AMERICANS 24/7. WHAT THE HELL IS OUR GOVERNMENT GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS?

I know the impact this harmful technology has on a human being.  My family and I are living this nightmare constantly, since 2006, when the Smart Grid was turned on in our town.

We are contacted by by others across the Country, as well as world wide who are desperate in seeking help.

The government Local and State agencies are stonewalling this Public health hazard. This noise pollution is bio active to everyone exposed to the Smart Grid noise, whether you hear it or not……Sandaura

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New revelations ‘raise suspicions’ of Russian involvement in sonic attacks on US diplomats in Cuba: report

A newly revealed incident that took place in Uzbekistan this fall is raising suspicions that Russian intelligence services were involved in a strange series of sonic attacks that were leveled against American diplomats in Cuba earlier this year.

CBS News reports that a USAID officer who worked in the American embassy in Uzbekistan this past September claimed to have experienced “what may have been at least one acoustic attack similar to those experienced by the diplomats in Havana.”

The attacks in Cuba, which American intelligence sources believe were caused by some kind of sonic weapon, commonly resulted in symptoms such as hearing loss, nausea, headaches and difficulty maintaining balance. In extreme cases, some victims of the attacks exhibited symptoms of brain trauma.

Although there is no concrete evidence to tie together the incidents in Cuba with what happened to the USAID officer in Uzbekistan, two sources tell CBS News that “the September incident in Tashkent raises concerns Russia may be involved, and could have had a hand in the attacks targeting U.S. government personnel in Cuba-another country where Russia has also exerted growing influence.”

Russia has called any suggestion that it played a role in the attacks “absurd,” and said it is helping the Cuban government to investigate the incidents that occurred earlier this year.

General Zapped Official Trailer

Generation Zapped

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New Smart Meters Raise Radiation Concerns

The Alameda Sun

New Smart Meters Raise Radiation Concerns

An Alamedan has been on a mission to prove Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) newly installed smart meters emit more radio-frequency (RF) radiation than AMP suggests.

Christopher Rabe contacted AMP in September expressing his concerns about the RF radiation levels the new smart meters emit. According to AMP’s website, the smart meters, which are manufactured by Landis & Gyr, a worldwide smart meter and smart grid manufacturing company, emit about 83 seconds of RF frequency waves per day. This comes from 270 maintenance transmissions per day and 1,440 sync transmissions per day. Each transmission lasts a few milliseconds.

However, Rabe has used his own RF meter to monitor RF wave transmissions from several smart meters around Alameda. He recorded the videos and published them on YouTube. In the videos, Rabe stands in front of a smart meter and analyzes how many times his RF meter picks up pulsed microbursts of RF radiation. In the video the meter pings, a sign of a transmission, at a rate more frequently than the 1,700 times a day AMP suggests. Rabe believes one smart meters transmits more than 9,000 times per day.

Nevertheless, AMP claims the number of transmissions, the duration and the power output of AMP’s smart meters are well within FCC safe exposure levels. AMP says the readings their meters emit between 1 and 6 microwatts per square centimeter when two feet away from the meter, compared to the FCC limit of 601 microwatts per square centimeter.

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), there is still no way to determine accurately the health risks of smart meters. “Because, the amount of RF radiation you could be exposed to from a smart meter is much less than what you could be exposed to from a cell phone, it is very unlikely that living in a house with a smart meter increases risk of cancer,” according to the ACS. RF emitted by a smart meter is around 40 microwatts. That is less than a cell phone (1,000 to 5,000 microwatts) and a microwave (up to 200 microwatts), according to AMP.

AMP installed the new smart meters to get a more accurate portrayal of a resident’s electricity usage daily and hourly.

https://alamedasun.com/news/new-smart-meters-raise-radiation-concerns

Practical steps to protect yourself from electromagnetic pollution

Andrew Michrowski, PhD
The Planetary Association for Clean Energy
Société planétaire pour l’assainissement de l’énergie
Ottawa

Presentation at Whole Life 2017 – Toronto
November 3, 2017

Practical steps to protect yourself from electromagnetic pollution
Andrew Michrowski
Extremely Low Frequency (ELF), including sonic
Very Low Frequency (VLF)

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Medical concerns intensify over deadly brain tumors from cell phone use

Documentary: Wi-Fi Refugees. Nowhere to run: Electrosensitive people try to escape wireless technology

Environment 19 July 2017 49 12532

Wi-Fi Refugees. Nowhere to run: Electrosensitive people try to escape wireless technology

Although these people are sick, their illness is difficult to diagnose, and it’s even harder to convince others that it actually exists. Their symptoms include cluster headaches, nausea, chronic fatigue, a burning sensation on the skin, and a metallic taste in the mouth. Sufferers claim the cause is wireless technology. There’s no known cure, and the only way to alleviate the symptoms seems to be to distance themselves from electronic devices and the influence of omnipresent wireless networks.

Related: Ghana’s electronic waste dump where child labour is rife 

Electrosensitive people insist that Wi-Fi and cell phones are inflicting constant harm on humans, animals, and nature. Their testimonies are not the only evidence that non-ionising radiation may not be as harmless as we have been led to believe. Scientific studies that have been conducted on plants, insects, and mice suggest these electromagnetic waves may be damaging living organisms. Scientists from around the world have appealed to the UN, warning of the negative, long-term effects that electromagnetic fields could be having on animal and plant life.

Related: Tips and Tricks how to begin zero waste lifestyle

At the moment, electrosensitive people have no choice but to flee to the woods or distant rural areas that wireless technology hasn’t yet reached. This often means leaving their families behind. Such sanctuaries are not easy to find, however, and they are becoming scarcer by the day. Sufferers warn that they are just the first to have detected the problem, which they expect to get worse and affect more and more people. Their message is not to stop progress, but to proceed with caution, making sure new technology is really safe before it is made widely available.+

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Are smart meters safe and secure?

Are smart meters safe and secure?

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Could new technology meant to save energy and money be dangerous and invade your privacy? One Indianapolis woman was wondering, so she came to I-Team 8 for answers.

Our viewer, who asked us to use her nickname “JR,” initially came to us worried the new smart meters might be a fire hazard. But as we began to investigate, we learned she’s not the only one with those concerns, and there are cybersecurity concerns as well. JR first learned about the smart meter in a pamphlet that came with her regular power bill from Indianapolis Power and Light.

“They stated that they would be putting in a smart meter,” JR said.

She got on the internet to learn more about smart meters, also known as AMI, or Advanced Metering Infrastructure. What she saw scared her: reports of the meters causing fires.

“I’m just a regular, average American and I work hard for what I have,” said JR. “I don’t want my house to burn down. It’s old, but it’s still my home.”

I-Team 8 started digging. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security Division of Fire and Building Safety had no data on smart meters. The U.S. Fire Administration does not collect data that differentiates between smart meters and traditional meters. However, the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission had 20 reports about smart meters. The reports are generated by consumers who go online and make a report, so it’s impossible to say if the problems are valid. Of the 20 reports, nine were about fires and eight were about electricity issues.

“I think we should be safe, I think everything in our homes should be safe, nothing should cause fires,” JR said.

Those weren’t the only concerns we found. Others are worried not about the physical safety of smart meters, but the cybersecurity.

“The security flaws that can exist in the smart meters can, in fact, be many,” said Larry Pesce, a SANS certified instructor.

Pesce is a penetration tester – which means he acts like a hacker and, with permission, exposes cybersecurity issues. He found out how hackers can get into a smart meter and what info they might be able to get.

“They could take your power offline,” Pesce said. “There’s a possibility, given a really determined attacker, that they could take lots of people’s power offline.”

He said they can also see how much power you’re using and when.

“I’ve seen some research that they can even tell what was being shown on your TV,” said Pesce.

If someone can tell how much power you’re using, they can figure out when you might be out of the house, possibly giving them an opportunity to break in or commit other crimes. But Pesce himself has a smart meter, and says the amount of time and effort it would take to hack in would probably not be worth it.

I-Team 8 took these concerns to IPL to see what they’re doing to keep your home safe.

“Our IPL field technicians that are out there servicing the meters, we have trained them and they know how to identify the signs that might indicate that there is meter damage or there could be meter damage,” said Clarie Dalton, a spokesperson with IPL.

They are confident you’ll be safe and say the new smart meters might even be more safe than the meters on homes right now.

“With this AMI technology we’re able to see if it could melt or if something like that could happen, so we’re able to mitigate that issue almost immediately,” said Dalton. “We can monitor for heat damage through AMI technology.”

IPL said all the data coming from the smart meters is encrypted and does not contain any identifying information. Still, JR wants to be able to choose if she gets a smart meter.

“We heard that customers want an opt-out program and that’s something that we don’t offer, but we are really confident in the technology that we’re utilizing,” Dalton said.

IPL has no plans to let customers opt-out in the future.

According to the Edison Foundation, there are more than 65 million Americans with smart meters, and more than half a million of those here in Indiana. If you still have concerns about smart meters, IPL invited you to give them a call at 317-261-8222.

Are smart meters safe and secure?

 

Lawsuits claim faulty PG&E Smart Meters started house fires

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Lawsuits claim faulty PG&E Smart Meters started house fires

It can happen in a flash. Fiery videos posted to YouTube by several homeowners show fires they blame on smart meters. Jose Valdez does not have the video of the fire at his Firebaugh home in September 2015, but he thinks this is basically what happened. The fire spread across his driveway and back towards the bedrooms in his home.

“It was pretty scary. I mean, I have two little girls, a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old at the time. They were all scared,” said Valdez.

Valdez and his family ran out and firefighters had already started pouring water on the house.

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He noticed several PG&E employees got there almost as quickly, and he says one of them removed the smart meter while the firefighters worked. Firebaugh’s fire chief saw it too.

He says he is never seen that before, but he thinks he knows why they may have wanted the device.

‘Investigation after the fire was put out revealed that in all probability the fire was caused by a problem in the electrical panel and the problem in the electrical panel, in my belief, was the Smart Meter that was installed in the panel by PG&E,” said John Borboa.

Dozens of people have blamed smart meters for fires over the last several years and the issue has been a topic of discussion for the California Public Utilities Commission.

In 2014, a report from the CPUC acknowledging concern about smart meters as the possible cause of some fires said the commission’s staff determined none of the fires they examined were caused by smart meters.

Jose Valdez is not convinced.

His insurance company is suing PG&E over the fire at his house and they not alone.

“Active arcing going on, electrical activity happening with flames going up the side of the house,” said Don Macalpine.

Fresno firefighters put out the fire at the Sandoval home. Deputy Fire Marshal Don Macalpine says there’s no clear evidence it started with a smart meter malfunction, but their investigation doesn’t rule it out.

A second lawsuit filed on behalf of the Sandoval’s’ insurance company blames PG&E and the smart meter.

In fact, at least five lawsuits in California make the same claim about smart meters.

When I asked for PG&E’s response to the lawsuits, the company’s representatives asked me for a list of questions. They answered none of them, but they did send me a statement saying smart meters have to meet safety requirements and standards spelled out in the national electric safety code.

And they added, “Although we won’t comment on active litigation, we can say that PG&E stands behind the safety of our Smart Meters.”

But Valdez sees his differently now, as a possible threat attached to his home, in what he considers to be one of the worst possible positions.

“My kids’ bedroom is right next to the garage and who knows what would’ve happened after that if it would’ve been in the night,” said Valdez.

Both Fresno County lawsuits are set for trial in 2018.

 

New York-Life isn’t easy for smart meter opponents

Life isn’t easy for smart meter opponents

When the New York Public Service Commission recently put out a press release announcing its resolution of a Central Hudson stand-off regarding charging consumers to opt out of use of its ‘smart meters,’ Woodstocker Steve Romine chuckled at the ‘news’ from his Fitzsimmons Lane home that was cut off the grid by the region’s energy monopoly four and a half years ago.

As he would then note in a letter that ran in last week’s Woodstock Times, “Could it be this press release came about because I had just served them with court papers with legal action a couple of days before?”

The PSC decision, according to its October 19 release, directed Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation to withdraw monthly fees for residential customers who choose to opt-out of using meter-reading devices that can be read remotely. “This move reverses an earlier decision requiring residential customers pay a fee to cover the costs associated with the manual reading a customer’s electric meter,” it read. “For residential customers that currently have an advanced, automated electric meter installed at their property, the Commission determined that it is appropriate for the customer to make a one-time payment to cover the cost of switching from the advanced meter to a non-communicating, conventional meter, upon the customer’s request.” But the PSC also declined to require Central Hudson to make such old-style meters available “because such technology is obsolete and currently not in production by any major meter manufacturer, and therefore does not offer a viable solution to address the concerns of some Central Hudson customers” while simultaneously noting that it “will require the availability of a non-communicating, solid-state meter option.”

“The monthly fees associated with the meter opt-out program were designed to cover the cost of manually reading the digital non-communicating meters, and was initially approved by regulators. The Public Service Commission offered additional analysis, and issued a decision to waive the monthly fee, effective Dec. 1, 2017,” noted John Maserjian, Central Hudson’s Director of Media Affairs, in an email. “Central Hudson serves approximately 300,000 electric customers, and digital meters are currently in use in approximately 41 percent of accounts. The remaining analog meters are gradually being replaced: Central Hudson is required to test approximately 3.5 percent of its residential meters per year, and in doing so replaces older analog meters with digital ERT meters. ERT meters are also installed in new construction or to replace meters which may be damaged. To date, 81 customer accounts have enrolled in the opt out program. The opt-out meter is a digital, non-communicating model that must be read manually. They do not emit radio signals, and studies show these models emit lower levels of EMF than do analog meters, which are no longer produced. (All electrically operated devices, including household appliances, emit EMF.)”

Romine and his partner Raji Nevin galvanized Woodstock’s protest movement against “smart meters” nearly five years ago when the couple came to the conclusion that Nevin suffered a “mini-stroke” as a result of her proximity to a new GE-built Encoder Receiver Transmitter/meter supplied by Central Hudson. After requesting that the company replace their new device with the older meter they’d replaced, and getting no reply, Romine bought an analog meter online and documented his switch out of the new ‘smart meter’ for CH. After which the company sent someone to completely un-hook the couple’s rented home from the Central Hudson system, and hence the entire electrical grid.

Nevin said in a recent interview that its “not been fun” living without a regular electrical supply for four and a half years, although she added that Romine has “band-aided” a system of some sort together and that their landlord, who was contacted regularly by Central Hudson in the first year after the Fitzsimmons Lane house was shut off from the grid, backed up their battle with the power company. She added that, simultaneously, she’s “absolutely feeling better.”

Refurbished analogs

Romine, who has been representing himself through a pair of legal actions over the past five years, asked why Central Hudson and the Public Service Commission has taken so long to come to a decision on the opt out option regarding meters. He noted how Pacific Gas & Electric has long had such a program in Colorado, along with a number of states across the nation, including Maine, which uses refurbished analog meters. He was also quick to note that the PSC’s decision, and accompanying press release, appeared disingenuous, given that the meters they were extolling as “an alternative” also create electromagnetic interference, even if not in a “microwave” form.

“We had been waiting for that decision and press release for two years. We submitted a petition with over 1000 signatures. The [Woodstock] town board passed a resolution in our favor, and against smart meters. We notified and certified everything,” Romine said in answer to the state’s recent action. “Interestingly enough I served the NYSDPS (the state Department of Public Service) a couple of days before they made their press release. In the complaint I accused the NSYDPS of dragging their feet regarding the opt-out issue which is twofold — no monthly fees and the use of analog meters. Looks to me like they needed to show the court I am wrong about dragging their feet but continue to commit fraud maintaining analog meters are not available when twelve states have analog opt-outs. That being said I do consider the opt-out monthly fee a victory for the people but the ‘Meter Dispute’ is certainly not settled.”

When Central Hudson okayed an “opt out” of its new program to install digital meters throughout its coverage area, which they have described as a first step towards a “smart grid” that allows utility companies to tailor the supply of electricity to the measured level of demand to better lower waste and provide savings, they included both a one-time opt-out fee and a monthly add-on fee to cover what they said were added labor charges for reading analog meters. The new decision cuts out the monthly cost while slightly raising the one-time “opt out” fee.

“Well isn’t that nice of them for not charging us $7 a month for the rest of our lives. The interesting thing is that out of the 300,000 customers Central Hudson has, 200,000 customers still have analogs utility meters on their homes and none of them ever had to pay $7 a month to have  the meter read manually, so why should anyone who opts out have had to pay?” Romine noted. “Furthermore Central Hudson and the NYPSC  continue to commit fraud on the public by stating ‘analog meters are no longer manufactured and are no longer  available.’ On the contrary, three manufacturers nationwide re-manufacture original analog meters which are more accurate than when they were first manufactured and have a longer guarantee. A dozen states use them in their opt-out programs, including Texas, Michigan, Nevada and California which has the strictest standards in the country.”

“Central Hudson’s standard ERT meters use a low-power radio signal to communicate with hand-held receivers carried by meter readers. These meters are safe and reliable, and used widely by utilities in New York and across the United States,” Maserjian noted, in reply. “The ERT meters deployed by Central Hudson are approved for use by the New York State Public Service Commission and meet or exceed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) safety requirements. The meters operate independently and do not communicate with a central computer system, as do two-way smart meters. Central Hudson has no plans to use two-way smart meters as it’s standard, but is offering these on an opt-in basis for a monthly fee for those interested in more closely monitoring their energy use.”

Romine’s first legal case with Central Hudson ended in a summary judgment motion against them based on his having added Central Hudson’s CEO and president among its defendants. He has been pushing to have that decision reversed since it “froze all my rights” and cut off his access to due process, along with his “right to electrical service.”

Romine and Nevin have long noted how most of the homes on their street, just off Tinker Street, are still using analog meters.

The new lawsuit, first filed in May before state Supreme Court Judge Christopher Cahill, was answered by a 100 page response from Central Hudson, which Romine then answered with 60 new pages of argument and 570 pages of exhibits.

“I answered all their questions. They’ve refused to answer all my questions,” Romine said. “The judge has not ruled yet but my lawyer friends see the four month time lapse as a good sign.”

Speaking on behalf of the Woodstock Smart Meter Forum that he chairs, and which Nevin and Romine are members, Weston Blelock wrote of the recent SC decision that, “I have mixed feelings. Obviously, the PSC tried to pacify the waters with a compromise… The radio-off or non-transmitting meter is marginally better than the ERT, but it still emits dirty electricity. The latter is a known carcinogen. In addition, the radio-off meter is subject to power surges which can engulf a home’s wiring and fry its electronics…Other states such as California offer opt-out seekers the opportunity to retain their electromechanical or analog utility meters. These meters have no health impacts, don’t catch fire or collect private information. This was — and still is — our preferred option.”

Blelock further pointed out how Central Hudson Fortis (as the company is now called, following a merger with a Canadian power company) got the NYS Public Service Commission to exempt it from having to pay for damages created by deficiencies with its meters or service. He also noted the power company’s recently approved rate surge.

“The fight will continue,” he added.

“It’s still dirty power, dirty electricity, and that’s where I object,” Romine said. “Why their recalcitrance on this issue…they’re a monopoly…they’re power trippers.”

“It’s all insidious,” added Raji Nevin. “There should be red flags going up every time they say ‘smart-this’ or ‘smart-that.’ Before you know it everyone will be affected.”

Maserjian, speaking on Central Hudson’s behalf, said it was company policy never to discuss pending litigation.

For the full power commission decision, visit the Commission Documents section of the Commission’s Web site at www.dps.ny.gov and entering Case Number 14-M-0196 in the input box labeled “Search for Case/Matter Number.”

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