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COMMENTS FROM BEAVERTON, OREGON: Smart meters can damage health and kill animals and plants

Many people from around the world have been sharing their stories of suffering from excessive exposure to cell towers, smart meters, modems, cell phones, and other forms of microwave radiation. Many of these stories can be found on www.wearetheevidence.org

I recently read Deanna Munson’s post on Facebook and I find it particularly moving. Deanna touches on one very important aspect related to the effects of this pervasive technology: emotional volatility. Have you been wondering why there is so much bad news, so much road rage, upsurge in suicides, and so many people shooting each other–especially kids? The schools where our children spend their time are loaded with smart meters, Wi-Fi modems, cell phones and cell towers. Fortunately, many parents around the country are starting to realize this and things are, and will continue to change.

FROM DEANNA:

I live in Beaverton, Oregon and have been suffering beyond words since smart meters came to my neighborhood seven-plus years ago. My ten-year-old cats have been injured by them, too. In Oregon, the utilities run so much ground current from these meters that my Wi-Fi & dirty electricity measuring device pegs over the limit near the ground outside my back door. I sure hope you guys [refers to Southern Oregon] get them stopped there.

All the bats around my house fell to the ground and died in less than an hour over the first few weeks after smart meters were deployed. So there are no more bats here. I’ve only seen maybe 1-2 in all this time. Bats used to dart all over the night sky when I first moved in here. The frogs also disappeared soon after the meters came. After about two years, all the frogs were gone, too.

These things [smart meters] are HORRIBLE, evil devices. Although Portland General Electric told me I am “the only one complaining,” the entire neighborhood has changed dramatically. People are fighting all the time in their apartments. The kids are acting out behaviorally. Everyone is tense and reactive. There is even stress in the trees, most of which have died over the last seven years.

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REPORT ABOUT THE TALENT, OREGON SMART METER MEETING

June 6, 2018:

We were genuinely surprised to read Tom Clunie’s letter to the editor in the Mail-Tribune newspaper this week. Two years ago, the editor refused to print our letters, citing “lack of scientific evidence” as to the damage caused by smart meters and other wi-fi/microwave-emitting devices. Here’s Tom’s letter:

JUST SAY NO

The Talent smart meter town hall did not go well for Pacific Power (“PP”). Electrical engineer Bill Bathgate refuted most of what PP said.

PP claimed their meters send signals only four times a day. Bill said upwards of 190,000 times per day. PP said their meters were “safe.” Bill countered that the meters are not grounded against power surges and will cause fires and explosions, as they already have elsewhere. When people brought up health concerns about pulsating microwaves in their home 24/7, PP dismissed them with, “Our stack of scientific assurances neutralizes your stack of scientific warnings.”

Bill stated our electric bills will go up because the new meters will charge us for stray voltage as well as running the meter itself. Bill said that if had brought such a defective meter to his boss during his career [as an electrical engineer] he would have been fired.

If we “opt-out,” PP intends to charge us $137 initially and $36 monthly to extort us into compliance. PP failed to demonstrate any benefit whatsoever to their customers. These meters are a health, privacy, ecological, and financial catastrophe. Just say “no!” to “smart” meters.

Tom Clunie, Ashland, Oregon

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IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING THE PACIFIC POWER SMART METER ROLLOUT

We spoke with a representative from Pacific Power today regarding the upcoming smart meter rollout. Here’s what we learned:

If you opt-out, you will be able to retain your rotary meter.

It’s advised to send an opt-out letter to Pacific Power to be put on their opt-out list. SEE THE SAMPLE OPT-OUT LETTER BELOW. You might also get something from them in the mail soon asking if you want to opt-out. You can also call them:

888-221-7070

We were also advised that when you call, ask them how old your rotary meter is. Some of the ones in the Rogue Valley are 25 years old, or older. This will give you an idea of when you might be required to get a NON-RADIO-FREQUENCY METER.

If you opted out to keep your rotary meter, and it breaks, you will get non-radio frequency meter.

This is actually good news, because we were previously told everyone would lose their rotary meters. Perhaps they had so many people complaining that they have become a bit more reasonable.

The bad new is that you will have to pay to opt-out. The fees have been voted on and approved by the Oregon Pubic Utility Commission. If enough people call and write the PUC, perhaps the fees can be lowered. But as of now, the (outrageous) fees are:

$137 up front. This is a “deposit” against a possible future time when your meter needs to be replaced with a smart meter–likely because you moved.

Plus $37 per month, ongoing, to pay for the meter reader to come and read your meter.

After a particular area has had smart meters installed–or not–there will be a six-week interval before they activate them.

If you feel inspired to complain to the Oregon Public Utility Commission about the opt-out fees, here is their contact information:

MAILING:
P.O. BOX 1088
SALEM, OR 97308

PHONE: 1-800-522-2404

E-MAIL: puc.consumer@state.or.us

SAMPLE OPT-OUT LETTER:

DATE: _____________________
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO OPT-OUT
To: Pacific Power
P.O. Box 26000
Portland, OR 97256-0001
FROM: _______________________
ADDRESS: ____________________________________________
ACCOUNT NUMBER: ______________________

Dear Pacific Power and all agents, officers, employees, contractors, and other interested parties:
This notice is to inform you that I want to OPT-OUT of the proposed smart meter installation currently scheduled for 2018.
Do NOT install a smart meter or other type of radio frequency electric meter at my home. These meters compromise my health and the health of my neighbors.
When the proposed rollout occurs, I specifically request that you
DO NOT REMOVE MY ANALOG METER.
Installation and use of any radio frequency or activity-monitoring device is hereby refused.
Very truly yours,

Copy to:

Oregon Public Utility Commission
Consumer Services Section
P.O. Box 1088
Salem, OR 97308-1088