Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Review of the Smart Meter “No Credible Evidence” Health Effects Controversy

Smart meter advocates typically use public relation slogans like, “There is ‘no credible evidence’ that smart meters pose any health risk.” To objectively address the “no credible evidence” health effects claim, an industry position will be stated and then evaluated.

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Smart Meter “Malfunction” Causes Pennsylvania Apartment Building Fire

Original Story: A fast-moving apartment building fire occurred on Thursday, February 6, 2014, in Bensalem, Pennsylvania when at least one smart meter exploded and caught fire.  Thirty (30) residents were displaced by the ensuing blaze at Bensalem’s Thunder Hollow apartments.  Sixteen (16) apartments were … Continue reading

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Major U.S. Utility Says “No Rational Basis” for Mandating Smart Meters

Northeast Utilities (NU) operates New England’s largest utility system serving more than 3.6 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. In a written submittal  filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Northeast Utilities was highly … Continue reading

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Utilities Conceal Electrical Grid Vulnerability from the Public

Shooters armed with assault rifles have prompted new worries regarding the vulnerability of the country’s vast electrical power grid. On April 16, 2013, an attack on an electric substation near San Jose, California, nearly knocked out Silicon Valley’s power supply.  … Continue reading

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Cellphones Are Safe … Says UK Study?

EMFacts Consultancy has posted an article providing commentary on a “new” report titled, “Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme, Report 2012,” released by the British Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) group.  Below is a portion of the blog article: … Continue reading

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Should People Be Allowed to Drive Cars?

As a follow-up to a blog posting entitled, U.S. Proceeding with Mandatory Wireless ‘Vehicle to Vehicle’ Communications, additional information has been uncovered that would support the assertion that the ultimate goal of government technocrats would be to build an infrastructure to … Continue reading

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U.S. Proceeding with Mandatory Wireless ‘Vehicle to Vehicle’ Communications

“The vision of ‘talking’ cars that avoid crashes is well on the way to becoming a reality.   And we’re not just talking about cars talking to cars, but about cars talking to bikes, trucks talking to motorcycles, and even buses … Continue reading

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State of Washington Presents Biased and Flawed View of Wi-Fi Safety in Schools

According to the state of Washington Department of Health website: “A Washington resident concerned about the safety of Wi-Fi in schools asked the Washington State Department of Health and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to review research … Continue reading

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ComEd Smart Meter Refusals/ Deferrals … $21.53 per month

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) customers in Illinois have the availability of a temporary refusal or deferral program so that they can retain their current analog electrical usage meter.  Unfortunately, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has ordered ComEd to install new wireless smart meters … Continue reading

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A Critical Review of Smart Grid Industry Comparisons of Cell Phones with Smart Meters

Introduction When you want to promote the safety of a product, it is common to compare the relative safety of “your” product as compared with other similar products.  Unfortunately, you are sometimes forced to compare “apples with oranges” in these … Continue reading

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