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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
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: email@example.com
EMAIL ADDRESS for BC HYDRO / Greg Reimer firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a specific topic or a past article? Search for it below:
Updated Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program
for BC Hydro customers who are wondering what is going on with BC Hydro as of May 1, 2014
Opt-Out Sign for Analog in preparation for meter exchange (seal expiry announcement from Hydro)
1. CLASS ACTION
COMPLETE THIS FORM TO PARTICIPATE:
2. IMMEDIATE ACTION:
Opt-out Sign for your ANALOG
3. WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?
* Check out the postings under BCUC/BC Hydro Class Action on this website for ongoing news and updates.
4. TAKE ACTION IN
Addressed to Medical Professionals. Useful to all. Updated July 19, 2014
The following package is for those who wish to approach their doctors with information regarding the possible health risks from non-thermal microwave radiation. It contains links organized into specific health effect categories. These links can be printed out according to personal areas of need or concern, and used to start a dialogue with doctors who may not as yet have associated certain health conditions with EMF or RF exposure.
The introductory letter on pages 1 and 2 contains a link to the entire list, and may be useful to your doctor as a reference tool.
"Dear Medical Professional:
"Your patient has asked us for support in providing you with information regarding the possible health risks from non-thermal microwave radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation, recently reclassified by the WHO/IARC as a Class 2B, possible human carcinogen.
"This WHO risk category also includes lead, DDT, chloroform, and dioxane, and is relevant to all wireless devices emitting radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, including cordless phones, cell phones, IPads, Wi-Fi routers, wireless games, baby monitors, and smart meters . . .
"Many doctors have already given medical advice to their patients by way of a medical letter or note on a prescription form stating that the patient should avoid, for medical reasons, living in a residence or residential complex at which a wireless meter is operating in order to maintain their health or avoid aggravating a medical condition. This medical advice stating the health condition and advising the patient that they should avoid ongoing exposure to wireless radiofrequency and smart meter emissions will allow your patient to participate in the Human Rights Action currently underway. We are hopeful that the individual's right to protect their health as advised by their medical doctor will be upheld by the Human Rights Tribunal, and this forced exposure within their own home to undesirable microwave radiofrequency emissions will be replaced with reasonable and respectful accommodation by BC Hydro . . . "
Information categories contained in this package:
For Hydro customers who are wondering what is going on with BC Hydro as of May 1, 2014
Hydro customers with analogue meters continue to receive letters announcing seal expiry and failed installation fees. Those of us with analogue meters must still be very cautious and ask for all of the information to which we have a right. . . .
1) BC Hydro is now sending letters to analogue customers stating that analogue meters must be changed over to digital meters due to the expiration of Measurement Canada Seals. The letter says that this exchange can occur in our absence, and announces that the installer will need free and clear access to the meter during this time. It also states that if he or she cannot access the meter, a $65.00 failed installation fee will be added to our bills.
It is true that meters require re-certification every 10 years or so to ensure accurate readings. A small percentage of meters in a certain batch (installation date) are taken and checked, and if they are okay, the others from that batch are assumed to be okay, too.
In the legal documents submitted by BC Hydro to the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC), it was stated by their lawyer that they still have a number of thousands of new, certified analog meters available. The public doesn't know this as they are told "no more analogs." This is not true.
The digital, non-RF (radio-off) smart meter still tracks movements, is a security and fire risk, and produces copious amounts of dirty electricity right onto every electrical line in your house. Dirty electricity sickens those who are sensitive and will add to the toxic burden on anyone, sensitive or not, causing gradual breakdown of homeostasis.
Some scientists, such as Dr. Sam Milham and Dr. Magda Havas consider dirty electricity to be as toxic to the body as RF. The non-RF digital smart meter produces dirty electricity via the switch mode power supply - it is the same in the RF smart meter or non-RF (radio-off) smart meter. http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/New-Critical-Problem-with-Smart-Meters-SMPS,25,2440
There is more information on our website under a search of "Dirty Electricity" www.citizensforsafetechnology.org.
When you are faced with Hydro's latest letter/installation, demand exactly the same analog meter or no exchange. Tell them that you know from their own lawyer's documents filed with the BC Utilities Commission that they have thousands of analogs that are all ready and certified and can be used. Tell them that you want an appointment, date and time, for the installation of the new meter, and if it doesn't look exactly the same as the one you have i.e. analog, then you won't allow the change.
2) BC Hydro is sending installers to homes, unannounced, with a supply of old analogs, with initial dates in the 1970s and 1980s. People are being told that there is a work order to install this re-calibrated analog. No explanation is given for this change. When people question the purpose or say that they would like to think about it, installers have said they will call back and if the re-calibrated meter is refused, there will be a $65 failed installation charge. Installers have also said there is a new batch of re-calibrated meters arriving next week.
There is reason to be cautious. Unless the analog on the home has expired, there is no reason for a "swap", and certainly no justification for a failed installation charge authorized only when a smart meter installation has been refused.
You have a right to know when your analog expires. If your meter is relatively new (within 10-15 years of age) contact Measurements Canada, Kent Hogarth, Kent.Hogarth@ic.gc.ca with the make (brand) and number of your analog. Both of these are on the front of the meter. He will be able to tell you the expiry date. But if your meter has been on your home for longer than that, only BC Hydro has the records. Ask for the records showing the certification history of your meter.
Before agreeing to a "new" re-certified analog, ask for the make and model number and for the certification date. In California some meters that looked like analog actually were equipped with transmitters. Based on Hydro's history of dishonesty we must be suspicious. Your old analog could have an expiry date of 2-3 years from now, and Hydro could be attempting to replace it with a smart meter or an analog with a shorter period before it can be taken.
If possible, video every visit, ask for and make a note of names, and demand that all information, threats, etc. be put into writing.
Please pass the word. As we
receive more specific information, we will share it with you at www.citizensforsafetechnology.org (under Communities/Governments - Smart Meters and/or BC Hydro Class Action/BCUC)
Sharon Noble Coalition Director email@example.com
Una St. Clair CST Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
updated to include digital meter exchange request
This is useful especially for those who have had a smart meter imposed on them without their permission. Without it, BC Hydro will continue to claim that they have "implied consent." Best to "DOWLOAD" for use.
Instructions if needed
SMART METER NO-FEE OPT OUT
POSTED AT METER
Sent by regular mail to:
Attention: Mr. Gary Murphy, Chief Project Officer
BC Hydro Smart Metering Program
6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby BC, V3N 4X8
Sent by e-mail to:
Date: __________________________ Account No: _______________
Account Holder: ________________________________________________
I am the holder of the above-referenced account for the stated address. This Notice to BC Hydro is my Registration for a NO-FEE SMART METER OPT-OUT with regards to my account.
__ I choose the NO-FEE OPT OUT for legitimate reasons and will retain the analogue meter.
__ I choose the NO-FEE OPT OUT for legitimate reasons and require the Smart Meter/digital meter placed on my home without my express informed consent to be replaced by an analogue.
choose the NO-FEE OPT OUT for legitimate reasons and despite my initial
acceptance, I now require it to be removed and replaced with an analogue meter.
My Legitimate Reasons include but are not limited to (note with XX):
___Health ___Fire Risk ___Privacy ___Security ___Safety ___Cost ___Environment
The following methods were used
by Corix/ BC Hydro to install a
smart meter on my home without my informed consent: _________________________________________________________________
I demand that my account be updated to accurately represent my legitimate right for a no-fee smart meter opt-out.
Typed / Electronic Signature______________________________________
includes MLA FINDER FOR ALL OF BC
MAILING ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS
FOR B.C. LOWER MAINLAND MLA's (DOWNLOAD below to see the file)
To find MLA's in OTHER AREAS of BC, CLICK HERE
includes MLA FINDER
When filling in the front of the envelope, check either "MLA ___" or "MP___" depending on who you wish to respond. Remember to include your return address, and a personal comment if you wish.
Premier Clark's and Mr Bennett's addresses are listed under Return Address FYI, but they are the least likely to respond or receive this report card. Best to send it your local MLA.
MLA contact information is listed HERE for both BC's Lower Mainland and, in the "MLA Finder" for all other MLA's in BC.
This is a 2-sided document. Insert first side, and test direction, making sure side two comes out upside down.
With a stamp, after folding and securing at the centre of the lower edge with one small piece of tape or sticker, this card will be ready for mailing.
This comes from direct lobbying experience over many years.
In order of effectiveness, starting with the strongest:
CST Newsletter June 7, 2014
Rallies are being held simultaneously in BC's Lower Mainland, Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Powell River, Salmon Arm, Nelson, Kelowna, as well as in Montreal, making this the first coast-to-coast rally of its kind. Please find the location nearest you and plan to attend.
N.B. Times vary at mid-day in various places, so check the times for your area and make a point of coming out for this cause. Bring a friend along. Your voice is important and would be welcomed.
"Download PDF" below for details
Smart Meters/ Risky Business?
This poster would make an excellent sign or poster for car, home, workplace . . . Best if printed in colour.
ionizing and non-ionizing
This chart illustrates the frequencies that exist in the electromagnetic spectrum and where common EMF sources are located within the ionizing and non-ionizing range.
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