FORTIS CENTRAL HUDSON LIES
in a letter sent to a concerned Ulster County customer:
"The meter on your home is an ERT meter that only sends a signal to the processor when the meter reader is in the vicinity to read your meter..."
Central Hudson Customer Account Services
STOP SMART METERS NY TESTED THAT METER. IT TRANSMITS EXTREME PULSED BURSTS OF RADIOFREQUENCY MICROWAVE RADIATION EVERY FEW SECONDS! JUST LIKE THE ONE IN THIS
EXPOSED - Electronic Utility Meters
A Fire Safety, Health, Privacy and Security Threat
In the mid-2000s, utility companies launched a mass effort to replace electro-mechanical analog utility meters with radiofrequency microwave transmitting electronic utility meters.
Utility companies and government regulators, with the support of several large environmental groups, including the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club, rushed to embrace electronic utility meters. This was done with no public input. It was done without considering the health, safety and privacy risks of imposing millions of electronic communication metering devices on an electrical utility system that was developed with non-electronic analog meters.
It is a reckless decision, by meter manufacturers, utility companies and government regulators to eliminate life-saving electrical safety features from the design of electronic meters.
TAKE ACTION NEW YORK!
Stop Smart Meters NY is a 100% volunteer organization -
Please take the actions suggested below before you contact us.
IF YOU HAVE AN ANALOG METER LOCK IT UP NOW!
Electric, water and gas utility companies and municipalities in NYS are replacing safer mechanical analog meters with dangerous electronic meters (also known as "Smart," Advanced, digital "Opt-out," AMR, ERT and AMI), without our permission. These meters are proving to be a public health and safety hazard.
It's hard to believe but it's true - The utility industry knows about the dangers but it continues to force this expensive meter debacle on an unknowing public while falsely claiming the meters are safe and "green."
IF IT IS NOT AN ANALOG METER IT IS NOT OK!
Don’t let ANYONE tell you otherwise. There are also “stealth” or “Trojan” meters that appear to have an analog face, but behind that is a transmitting ELECTRONIC utility meter. These are being reported where Con Edison is the utility.
Analog meters do not contain any electronic components.
Utility meters that contain electronic components are energy intensive, privacy invading, a security and electrical fire threat and expose the public and the environment to extreme levels of radio frequency/microwave radiation. This toxic exposure is causing symptoms including heart palpitations, neurological problems, insomnia, ringing in the ears, anxiety, nausea, dizziness, tingling in extremities, memory loss and more.
TELL YOUR LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THAT YOU WANT ANALOG METERS AND NOT DANGEROUS ELECTRONIC METERS!
Do this over and over again until you know they are listening
- Governor Cuomo - 518- 474-8390
- NY State Senator - http://www.nysenate.gov/contact_form
- NY State Assembly Member - http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?sh=search
- NY State Health Department - 518-474-2011 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- NY State Public Service Commission - 1-800-342-3377 or email@example.com
- to place a moratorium on and recall all electronic meters and require utilities to replace them with proven, time tested safe analog meters
- what they are doing to protect you from the forced installation of electronic meters. Ask them to stop supporting pro electronic "smart" meter legislation and let them know that if they do not, that you will not support their re-election
- to introduce and pass NYSSUMMA - the only utility meter legislation that protects public health and safety
- And...ask Town/City/Village/County officials to draft a resolution urging the NYS Senate and Assembly to pass NYSSUMMA.
- STAY AS FAR AWAY FROM ALL ELECTRONIC UTILITY METERS AS POSSIBLE including the ones that utility companies tell you are "non transmitting"
- Keep your pets away from electronic utility meters
- Go to www.electricalpollution.com and check out their "Solutions" page
AN OVERVIEW OF
SMART METER HAZARDS
Why We Must Take Immediate Action to Protect
the Health, Safety and Privacy of All New Yorkers
New York State recently embarked on an ambitious initiative to examine and reform its energy vision. For this to be successful, New York State must first enact utility consumer protective legislation that includes an end to the forced installation of digital electronic "smart" meters. Common names include: AMR, ERT, AMI, Power Line Carrier (PLC), Non-transmitting digital "opt-out" meter and more.
The New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) approved “smart” meters for use in the early 2000s. The approval was based on ignorance and misleading information from the utility industry. This decision is now adversely affecting millions of people.
NEW YORKERS BEWARE!
THE ONLY PROVEN SAFE UTILITY METER IS AN ANALOG METER WITH NO ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS!
All digital utility meters, including AMR, ERT and digital "opt-out" meters, are "in the smart meter family of meters" and all smart meters invade privacy and transmit dangerous microwave and/or electrical radiation emissions.
Everywhere these meters are being installed people are reporting becoming ill. See below for symptoms:
Have you been offered an "opt-out" by your utility?
DO NOT "OPT-OUT" UNLESS YOU GET IN WRITING THAT YOU ARE RECEIVING A PURELY MECHANICAL ANALOG METER!
DIGITAL METERS, INCLUDING "OPT-OUT, NON-TRANSMITTING" DIGITAL METERS ARE DANGEROUS AND THEY TOO ARE MAKING PEOPLE ILL.
NEW ELECTRIC, WATER AND GAS DIGITAL UTILITY METERS ARE NOT SAFE, NOT SMART AND NOT GREEN!
THESE ENERGY INTENSIVE, NON-STOP PULSING RADIATION METERS ARE MAKING PEOPLE SICK IN NEW YORK AND AROUND THE WORLD!
IF IT IS DIGITAL, IT IS DANGEROUS
International Scientists Appeal to U.N. to Protect Humans and Wildlife from Electromagnetic Fields and Wireless technology
WHO’s conflicting stance on risk needs strengthening, says 190 scientists
May 11, 2015
NEW YORK --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today 190 scientists from 39 nations submitted an appeal to the United Nations, UN member states and the World Health Organization (WHO) requesting they adopt more protective exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields (EMF) and wireless technology in the face of increasing evidence of risk. These exposures are a rapidly growing form of environmental pollution worldwide.
The “International EMF Scientist Appeal” asks the Secretary General and UN affiliated bodies to encourage precautionary measures, to limit EMF exposures, and to educate the public about health risks, particularly to children and pregnant women.
The Appeal highlights WHO’s conflicting positions about EMF risk. WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified Radiofrequency radiation as a Group 2B “Possible Carcinogen” in 2011, and Extremely Low Frequency fields in 2001. Nonetheless, WHO continues to ignore its own agency’s recommendations and favors guidelines recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). These guidelines, developed by a self-selected group of industry insiders, have long been criticized as non-protective.
“International exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields must be strengthened to reflect the reality of their impact on our bodies, especially on our DNA. The time to deal with the harmful biological and health effects is long overdue. We must reduce exposure by establishing more protective guidelines.”
Full text of Press Release and video at:
Announcement from the International EMF Alliance
Request to NGOs worldwide to support the
International EMF Scientist Appeal to the United Nations
The International Electromagnetic Field Alliance (IEMFA) has received a statement of support for the International EMF Scientist Appeal submitted to the United Nations on May 11, 2015, from 70 NGOs in 14 countries. See the Appeal at: www.emfscientist.org
To date, 190 scientists from 39 nations have signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal. Each has published peer-reviewed research on biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation, including extremely low frequency fields (ELF) used for electricity or radio frequency radiation (RFR) used for wireless communications.
These EMF scientists are raising serious concerns regarding the risks for humankind and nature from ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF sources (electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation) generated by electric and wireless devices from electrical power sources and the global wireless communications infrastructure. These scientists recognize that current international EMF exposure guidelines do not protect against long-term exposure or low-intensity effects, are insufficient to protect the health of humankind, and do not take into account the risks for all other biological organisms. The Appeal calls upon the United Nations (UN) and all member States in the world to encourage the World Health Organization (WHO) to exert strong leadership in fostering the development of more protective EMF guidelines and to take precautionary measures to reduce EMF exposure conditions.
With no government oversight, digital utility meters (DUM) were approved but never tested in real world applications, where these new electronic microwave devices are connected to and interact with an endless array of electrical systems, electronic and wireless equipment, building materials and biological systems, and the extraordinary range of possible conditions of each of these systems.
These unpredictable circumstances determine how fast utility consumers get both chronically and acutely injured by the electrical and microwave radiation emissions from DUMeters.
Thank you to the great cartoonist Brian Narelle and the EMF Safety Network for sharing this cartoon!
HAS YOUR UTILITY COMPANY OFFERED YOU AN "OPT-OUT" DIGITAL METER?
IT'S A SHAM!
IF IT IS DIGITAL, IT IS DANGEROUS
The following meters used by NY utilities were never tested for safety: AMR, "opt-out" digital, "non-transmitting" digital, ERT, AMI and "smart" meters.
Be careful because utilities change meter names to confuse the public.
Government regulators approved digital metering technology without ever requiring proper safety testing. Utility companies know that the meters
are causing fires and explosions and making many people sick.
THEY DON"T CARE. It's all about the money!
WHY ARE NEW YORK STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS STANDING BY AND DOING NOTHING ABOUT THIS DISASTER? ASK THEM!
THE ONLY SAFE UTILITY METER IS AN ANALOG.
Here's an astonishing e-mail quote found in an investigation of California Public Service Commission President Michael Peevey to his “friend” at California utility PG&E:Michael Peevey wrote, “One thought for the company: If it were my decision I would let anyone who wants to keep their old meter keep it, if they claim they suffer from EMF and/or related electronic-related illnesses and they can produce a doctor’s letter saying so (or expressing concern about the likelihood of suffering same). I would institute such a policy quietly and solely on an individual basis. There really are people who feel pain, etc., related to EMF,etc., and rather than have them becoming hysterical, etc., I would quietly leave them alone. Kick it around. And, it sounds like the company may already have taken this step, based on a couple of the comments at yesterday’s public hearing”.
MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGY IS USED IN WAR
FOR WEAPONS AND RADAR AND TO COOK FOOD.
WHY ARE UTILITY COMPANIES BLANKETING OUR HOMES AND NEIGHBORHOODS WITH
NON-STOP PULSED MICROWAVE RADIATION FROM THEIR SO CALLED SMART" METERS?
DEBUNKING THE UTILITY INDUSTRY MYTH ABOUT SMART METER SAFETY:
The utility industry's argument that smart (AMR, ERT) meters are safe must be rejected, because they rely for proof of health and safety on FCC testing for radiofrequency (RF) interference, which is not a safety testing protocol. The FCC testing for smart meters is done in an isolated laboratory, divorced from the context in which these meters are intended to be used, connected to the wiring in a home or business.
We present below compelling technical and empirical proof that, when these meters are used as intended, they cause an antenna effect, causing great harm to occupants inside their homes and businesses. When used as intended, smart meters that appear to be safe in the testing laboratory are lethal.
Please visit DEBUNKING UTILITY to read the full report which includes a link to the Isotrope Report, a link to video footage featuring the antenna effect, and a link to an independent video confirming the RF signal to be a smart meter signal.
To see this important award winning documentary and to purchase TAKE BACK YOUR POWER go to:
NO MATTER THE NAME, THE RADIATION IS THE SAME
NY STATE ALERT:
DO NOT "OPT-OUT" UNLESS YOU GET IN WRITING THAT YOU ARE RECEIVING A PURELY MECHANICAL ANALOG METER!
DANGEROUS OFFER BY UTILITY COMPANIES
It appears that utility companies, in an effort to get in front of the tsunami about smart (AMR, ERT) meters they know is coming, are now deceptively offering alternate meters to those seeking the removal of smart meters from their homes and businesses. Be warned that these meters will, and have already, made customers just as ill as the digital meters they are replacing. Utilities may tell you the "non transmitting" digital meter replacement offered does not transmit and is not associated with RF radiation, but they have not proven this to be true.
All digital meters, including the replacement "opt-out" digital meters, utilities are offering, are unacceptable. None were ever tested for health and safety.
All digital meters being offered at this time rely on poorly designed, untested and dangerous electronic technology.
See the following links for information about the switching-mode power supply in these faulty meters.
Do NOT accept any utility offers of "non transmitting" digital meters.
The only acceptable meter is a mechanical analog meter.
Utility companies are seeking to avoid responsibility and to greatly increase their profits by offering these replacement meters. They are charging for their installation and on-going readings.
Please call or write to your government representatives (even if you have done so already), and explain that only a mechanical analog meter is acceptable.
Forcing someone to pay to avoid being harmed is extortion.
Offering someone a digital replacement meter that creates the same dangers as the meter being replaced is fraud.
Electrical Workers Union Speaks Out Against Smart Meters
By Bill Dries
The union representing Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division employees, including meter readers, plans to take its problems with Smart Meters to the road – the side of the road.
Nate Guyton of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division installs a Smart Meter on a house in the Cooper-Young area.
(Daily News File/Lance Murphey)
Leaders of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1288 said Monday, July 8, they intend to put up billboards warning the public of what they say are the dangers of the new meters the utility plans to seek city funding for later this year.
The union campaign is similar to billboards the Memphis Police Association used earlier this year to show opposition to pay cuts of two years ago and any future budget cuts.
The IBEW’s announcement came at the end of a 90-minute town hall meeting at City Hall Monday evening hosted by council member Janis Fullilove, an outspoken opponent of the meters that can be read remotely and would not require someone to come out to a home or business to read the meter.
Fullilove began by noting the absence of MLGW President Jerry Collins or anyone else with the utility at the meeting. She called it “cowardly” on Collins’ part.
“I’m really disappointed that Jerry Collins and his staff disrespected you and the community,” Fullilove said to the group. “We’re going to find a way around it. We are going to make the right decision. I certainly hope we can have a referendum on this.”
She also acknowledged the political coalition among opponents, including some tea party members and civil libertarians.
“My statement is it doesn’t matter what we are,” Fullilove told the crowd in the council chambers. “I love the tea party, the Democrats, the independents, the centrists – whatever. If it’s right for Memphis, I am right for you.”
Most of the speakers spoke against the use of the meters either because they say they catch fire easily or because they believe they are an invasion of privacy or both.
“We’re going to find a way around it. We are going to make the right decision. I certainly hope we can have a referendum on this.”
–City Council member Janis Fullilove
City Council member Myron Lowery, however, pointed out that union assistant business manager Bill Hawkins has a Smart Meter on his home in Olive Branch.
Some of the Smart Meter critics at the session included other North Mississippi residents who complained about inaccurate bills and charges.
Council member Joe Brown linked the meters to communism.
“We know it can be hacked in China,” said Donna Bohannon, another opponent of the meters. “Made in China, hacked by China.”
Joe Saino, a former utility board member and frequent critic of the utility and city financial practices, is also allied with Fullilove. She led the opposition to Saino’s appointment to a city pension board early in her council tenure because of his blog critical of the city and the council.
Saino considers the Smart Meters “a diminution of your freedoms” and “a warrantless search.”
“We ought to demand a referendum on this,” he added Monday.
While utility officials stayed away from the meeting, they have been active in recent weeks saying MLGW’s pilot program with the Smart Meters has gone well with no fires reported. The utility claims the meters are more efficient and will result in more efficient use of resources by customers who can monitor their daily use and adjust accordingly. ______________________________________________________________________________
Utility companies may have the POWER and the MONEY
but they do not have the
RIGHT TO DESTROY PEOPLES' LIVES!