Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Smart Meter Action Kit
This "Smart Meter" Action Kit contains valuable information about so-called "Smart Meters." Conveniently, this information is being withheld by hydro and power authorities in hopes that deployment will go ahead unchallenged, without sufficient research into the health, safety and security issues involved.
SMART METER ACTION KIT OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION
WEBSITE FOR THE COALITION TO STOP SMART METERS IN BC
MAILING ADDRESS for BC HYDRO SMART METER CLASS ACTION:
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave. RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9
EMAIL ADDRESS for registration or letters to BCUC: firstname.lastname@example.org
EMAIL ADDRESS for BC HYDRO / Greg Reimer email@example.com
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Executive Summary (ES) for distribution - Click link to view the FULL REPORT
"It is vital that all of you help to get this smart metering program stopped NOW, not next year, NOW. Here is proof that smart meters are fire hazards. We must demand that they be removed from all homes. Even if you don't have one on your home, in all likelihood there is one near you. Fires spread.
"Why has there been denial that this risk exists? Profit, greed, corporate pressure, incompetence?
"Once we give this evidence to our MLAs, they cannot say they didn't know. They have a duty to do all they can to get these things off homes immediately, or else they become as guilty as Bill Bennett and Hydro.
Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program
COMPLETE THIS FORM TO PARTICIPATE:
Questions and Answers relating to Participation Forms
* Check out the postings under BCUC/BC Hydro Class Action on this website for ongoing news and updates.
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Registration Notice, instructions and background information (updated)
FOR FortisBC Customers
As yet there is no Class Action Lawsuit in motion in the FortisBC Electric service area.
In the meantime, we encourage FortisBC customers to register their refusal of a smart meter with FortisBC using the following "No-Fee Opt-Out Registration Notice" form.
Smart Meter NO-FEE OPT OUT Registration Notice FortisBC
FortisBC No Trespassing Sign
FortisBC confirmation of application
September 18, 2013: FortisBC Inc Radio-Off AMI Meter Option Application to BCUC
British Columbia, Canada
For customers who have chosen #3 on Hydro's List of "options"
FOR THOSE OF US WITH ANALOG METERS:
To be displayed on analog meter to ensure that BC Hydro's installers are aware of your "choice" to retain your analog and to accept no other.
Make sure to include the date, and provide the information at the bottom of the sign. This replaces the more generic "NO TRESPASSING" sign that was previously available.
Instrument information and manual with technical specifications and EXAMPLE SOUND FILES
The Acoustimeter and Acousticom2 are made by Alasdair Philips of Powerwatch. This is their UK website: http://www.emfields-solutions.com/detectors/acousticom-2.asp
Another source for meters and other information in Canada is EMF Solutions.
The Acoustimeters are good basic meters that measure RF in the environment. They are not as accurate as more sophisticated meters used by reputable evaluation professionals.
The Acoustimeter is a versatile microwave detector. It presents RF measurements as an audio signal, with LEDs and accurate readings on an LCD screen. It also measures both the peak and average readings at the same time. It covers the spectrum from TETRA all the way up to and beyond the 5.6 GHz WiFi and WiMax frequencies, and is sensitive down to 0.02 V/m, making it a suitable instrument for those with severe electrosensitivity.
The Acousticom 2 is the newest microwave detector. It presents RF measurements as an audio signal, with LEDs and an alarm at high levels of RF (you can also switch the sound off if you prefer to be less obvious when taking readings). With simple controls, easy to read results, but still using the same advanced microwave detector as our Acoustimeter, this instrument is perfect for those on a budget. It is smaller and lighter than the Acoustimeter, and comes in its own carry pouch.
smaller format to download and copy for use as handouts
This 'mini" version of the Class Action Participation Form is possibly for use as a handout, or in other situations where it is better to have a smaller form to fill in and send. It has the same information as the full sheet, only smaller. Print the two pages back-to-back and cut into two halves for distribution.
N.B. The document may view as three pages. It will download as two, as described.
Click here for FULL PAGE VERSION
B.C. Hydro Commercial Customers are now included in the CSTS class Action against BC Hydro
Until December 2013, BC Hydro has excluded business and commercial customers from their "Choices" program.
So, as of December 2, 2013, BC Hydro Commercial accountholders have been incorporated into the Civil Class Action against BC Hydro.
The following form is to be completed by those who fit the Class membership criteria listed on the form:
two half-size pages back to back for easy distribution. Uses less paper than the full-size sheet.
Download and copy this two-sided "mini" Q and A (Question and Answer) flyer. Please give to those who may be interested in learning more about the criteria for the Class Action Lawsuit launched against BC Hydro and their smart metering program.
FULL SIZE Q AND A INFO SHEET
Necessary to JOIN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT against BC Hydro. Download, fill it in, and send it by Canada Post.
COMPLETE THIS FORM to join the BC HYDRO CLASS ACTION
PARTICIPATION FORM (Residential) to download
Mailing address if different_________________________________
E-mail address ____________________ phone number ____________
BC Hydro account number, if you have one ____________
Suggested contribution towards class action legal services (circle one):
$10 $20 $30 $50 $100 OTHER: ______
Additional donation for administration gratefully accepted $ _______
Please make cheque payable to "Coalition to Stop Smart Meters"
Printed name: ________________________
Mail to: Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave., RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9
NB The PARTICIPATION FORM (downloadable below) is not an email form. We need your correspondence with us to be in writing.
Please complete this Class Action Participation Form by printing out the form, filling in each section carefully, and mailing it to the address given at the bottom of the form, with your donation by cheque payable to "Coalition to Stop Smart Meters."
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Meetings and events on the issue of wireless technologies in homes and communities throughout North America.
Click the button above to sign our online petition to return to hardwired computers in schools.
Click the button above to sign our online petition against Smart Meters in British Columbia.
Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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