Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News10 May 2012
The IET continue to spin their information to mislead the public
Smart-Meter Defiance Slows $29 Billion U.S. Grid Upgrade
Cut Cellphone Tower Radiation by 90%: Gov to Mobile Operators
As reported in my notes from the Canadian Wireless Technology Association Antenna Siting Forum in Ottawa this past Tuesday, the CWTA, Health Canada, and Industry Canada are all intending to delegate at the Oakville Town Council meeting Monday May 14th. This unprecedented action springs from our objections to the Town's proposal for the reduction of a 200m interim setback protocol, to a 20m setback. I have copied below a quote from an editorial in Oakville Today. The Town staff have said that Industry Canada has told them that the 200m setback is too onerous.
The MyBronte.ca group, and the C4CA (Citizens for Clean Air) group are asking for letters of support/concern specifically with regard to our common purpose: to drive a common sense approach for the appropriate placement of cell towers and their emissions to protect citizen's health and safety.
Beyond stating your perspective on the national need for an urgent call to action on this front, if you care to add specific concerns to the letter detailing what drives your actions in this regard, please feel free to do so. Please address the letters to the Mayor and Council, Town of Oakville, re: Proposed Final RadioCommunications Protocol, but submit them through me by email or by mail - let me know if you chose snail mail and I will give you my address.
Further, we ask that groups in the GTA and other nearby vicinities, wherever possible, nominate a spokesperson to register as a delegate to speak to the meeting. (bring other folks to bear witness, but one person to speak) You do so by calling 905 845-6601 x 4183, and please notify me if you do register. A 5 minute presentation would be appreciated. This is an opportunity for you to speak directly to the media, to Health Canada and Industry Canada and the CWTA, and to prove to them that, contrary to the sentiment that was commonly voiced at the CWTA Forum, community concerns across Canada over tower placement have not in fact gone down over the past few years. It is our belief that the truth is that on the contrary, citizen groups and municipalities are tired of beating their heads on the wall on this issue, but that given hope of change, they will actively voice growing concern. We hope to offer that 'hope of change' in our actions, and have taken a strong stance in order to do so.
Your help would be greatly appreciated, and your efforts will help us, together, to drive change. If you would like a copy of my notes from the CWTA Forum, pls send me an email and I would be happy to forward them. And if you know of other groups, or people who hold public office, or civil servants who would write similar letters of concern, please pass this along to them.
This ball is rolling. Please add your push!
CITIZENS FOR CLEAN AIR invites you to a "Call for Action" on Monday May 14, 2012!
On May 2nd, 2012, the C4CA Board agreed on 2 key actions.
Although we were successful in getting the proposed Oakville power plant cancelled, we believe there is still more work needed to ensure there is a process for the proper placement of power plants in any community in Ontario. We will keep you informed on C4CA efforts.
In addition, C4CA has decided to expand its focus on Clean Air to include electronic smog. We will be updating our website to include information on the potential hazards from the placement of cell towers and antennas too close to homes and schools. Our goal is to "Drive for the appropriate placement of cell towers and their emissions to protect citizen's health and safety."
Please come to a special Oakville Town Council meeting on May 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road where the proliferation of cell towers will be discussed.
At issue is the lack of current research and standards (Canada ranks at the bottom of the list with standards that date back to 1983) in an environment where cell phone companies are rushing to build a network of towers to blanket the GTA (and other areas across Canada). One cell phone company recently told us that between Bell and Rogers, there will be one new tower per day going up between Oakville and Burlington alone over the next year. That is 365 new towers. On top of that, new cell phone providers will be bidding on $4B of new contracts next year, and each of the successful bidders will then build-out their own networks.
What is needed is up-to-date science on this subject and common sense in the build out of these networks so that health and safety is protected in the placement of towers.
We have just learned that Industry Canada and Health Canada will be sending representatives to this meeting. These individuals rarely travel to the region.
As you may all remember... it has been our experience that a strong showing of residents will have an impact on the outcome of policy development.... so we have a unique and fabulous opportunity to influence the policymakers to take steps to protect our health.
Please take the time to come and help with a show of support for our request.
Please forward to all your friends and neighbours so everyone has a chance to raise their voice and learn more about this important issue.
While we are re-building www.c4ca.org, please refer to the following 2 websites compiled by others for information regarding cell towers.
Citizens for Clean Air
610 Ford Drive, Suite 235
Oakville, ON L6J 7W4
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Curious, I looked for some studies by other scientists that were published after 2003. To my dismay many were missing. I strongly advise readers of the report to check the references. There might be unexpected surprises.
PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: David L. Wilner, 415-898-1200
May 8, 2012
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE PROPOSES TO DISMISS SMART METER COMPLAINT
On Thursday, May 10, 2012, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will decide whether allowing PG&E's customers to opt out of the smart meter program will resolve issues like: smart meters produce twice as much EMF radiation per unit as stated by PG&E; that this amount is sufficient to cause illness in customers sensitive to EMF radiation; that PG&E has intentionally misrepresented the dangers of EMF radiation; and other allegations to similar effect. (See Proposed Decision: http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/word_pdf/AGENDA_DECISION/165707.pdf.)
It is very important to understand that the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is willing to assume for the purpose of considering PG&E's motion to dismiss the complaint ( http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/efile/C/146649.pdf ) that there are a sub-set of PG&E's customers who are so sensitive to EMF radiation that operation of a smart meter at their places of residence makes them ill, and that Wilner's other allegations regarding the amount of energy emitted by smart meters and the potential for adverse health effects of EMF exposure are true (p. 3). Although these are assumptions, this is the first time such possibilities are being considered by a state regulatory agency.
However, the ALJ concludes that allowing customers to choose an analog meter instead of a smart meter makes those problems go away. Wilner responds by pointing out that PG&E's customers are surrounded by smart meters (millions of them) in their neighborhoods and surrounding areas, and the installation of an analog meter for a relatively small number of PG&E's customers will not mitigate the potential health and safety impacts alleged in the complaint, among other things. (See pleadings in CPUC docket for further details: http://delaps1.cpuc.ca.gov/CPUCProceedingLookup/f?p=401:56:1720527116516601::NO:RP,57,RIR:P5_PROCEEDING_SELECT:C1110028.)
Consumers do have a friend in Commissioner Timothy Alan Simon who stated in the opt-out proceeding:
I am a huge advocate of due process and I believe States have an obligation to
protect the health and welfare of their citizens. Hence I encourage those opposing
wireless smart meter technology to utilize this Commission's rules and procedures
to support opening a proceeding which will formally examine the health impacts of
this emerging technology. . . . (See Smart Meter Opt-Out Decision 12-02-014, p. 4.)
Even though Commissioner Simon encourages a hearing to examine health issues, the CPUC is headed in a different direction by proposing to dismiss Wilner's complaint. This is an important case for people concerned about smart meters to watch because it appears to be headed to the California Supreme Court for judicial review. This is just one of a number of similar cases in the U.S. that will need review by a higher court to protect the public interest.
Wilner & Associates
Barber and Contreras families in their lawsuit against Southern
California Edison. Joanne Evans suggested the we let you know that Bank
of America has declined to assist the Contreras family in their efforts
to prevent and/or delay foreclosure of their residential property in
light of the pending litigation against SCE and serious health problems
they have been suffering as a result of living in the home (located at
806 Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277), which is directly next to
the Topaz Substation. Instead, through the entity ReconTrust, there is
going to be a foreclosure sale of the Contreras' residential property on
May 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building,
395 South Thomas Street, Pomona California.
make sure that potential purchasers of the home are made fully aware
that Bank of America is selling this residential property even though
the Bank has been advised that the home is subject to dangerously high
levels of EMFs and uncontrolled stray electricity, and that the present
owners -- as well as other homeowners living in homes adjacent to the
substation -- have experienced serious health problems that they
attribute to SCE and its operation of the Topaz Substation. I attach
hereto a copies of an article and interview about the problems facing
residents living adjacent to the substation, and the Notice of the sale
so that concerned individuals can be alerted to this upcoming event, and
hopefully can be there to help prevent another innocent family from
being victimized by SCE.
for me or my partner, Thomas Stolpman. Our number is 562/435-8300. I
will be in the office tomorrow.
Thank you in advance for your consideration of this matter and for
getting the word out.
STOLPMAN, KRISSMAN, ELBER& SILVER LLP
111 West Ocean Boulevard, 19th Floor
Long Beach, California 90802
Facsimile: (562) 435-8304
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