2014-10-13 Spallumcheen Council asks for assurances of safety !!

  • Interesting stance taken by Spallumcheen Council:  asking for assurances of safety of $$meters.

http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/278861191.html

 

  • From someone in the EMR testing field in Calif. to refute utilities saying that people must have $$meters to be able to “feed” the grid with surplus solar power:

Attached is a pic of an analog in a grid tied system, here in SCumE’s service territory. The solar system is small and owned by the homeowner but it dis-spells some of the misinfo out there that it can’t be done.

I’ve seen it an analogs on a home with a large quantity of solar panels, too. Its great to see that disc spinning in reverse!

People need to carefully read the solar install contract before they sign it. Perhaps there is now some wording in these which the homeowners aren’t being told about?
The DE from inverters can be a problem and I’ll echo what Eric and I have both learned in our training: Clean up the homes wiring before creating any more DE. Otherwise, it can cause major problems:
A Reflexology client put solar on their home last year and soon found they didn’t want to go home until after the sun sets. After the owner installed 30 stetzer filters, to no avail, they asked to get an assessment of the home. The magnetic fields were very high

Analog kWh meter that allows Solar Feed In.  See Solar Control cabinet in lower left of image.

Grid Tied Analog Meter in SCumEland CA July 2012-1

Close up of Meter

Analog Meter - Solar Feed In 1

  • GE joining with Verizon to connect $meters and other devices to the Internet of things, guaranteeing data vulnerability.

http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2014/10/verizon-help-connect-ges-industrial-internet

 

  • A youtube of a presentation by Olle Johansson, well worth the watch. “The Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields.” He tells what the industry doesn’t want us to know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN1nl9GNpUU

 

  • Just like BC Hydro, a Michigan utility company is standing between patients and doctors who recommend they not have $$meters.

http://www.wxyz.com/news/smart-meter-concerns-continue-as-dte-says-devices-are-safe

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Letters:

 

From: XXX

Date: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Subject: Fwd: pacific northwest electronic warfare range environmental assessment (EA)
To: gtwahl@fs.fed.us

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From: XXX
Date: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 11:13 AM
Subject: pacific northwest electronic warfare range environmental assessment (EA)
To: comments-pacificnorthwest-olympic-pacific@fs.fed.us

I find it extremely troubling that the us navy is planning on testing powerful RF devices along the shores of the northern Olympic peninsula, as this no doubt, affects marine wildlife along the coast of bc.

 

That these tests are being planned despite the navy admitting that in two Environmental Impact Assessments filed in May 2012, that the use of active sonar in training and testing exercises off Hawaii and southern California, and off the Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico, could potentially unintentionally harm marine mammals a total of 33 million times over five years!   Knowing these facts, yet planning on going ahead with tests is truly unconscionable.

 

Zak Smith of the Natural Resources Defense Council said that this includes “nearly 2,000 deaths, nearly 16,000 instances of permanent hearing loss, and over 5 million instances of temporary hearing loss.” And remember, these are the Navy’s own figures.

The possible impact of active sonar – which is used primarily to hunt for submarines – on marine mammals, and particularly toothed whales, has been a subject of controversy for several years.

Active sonar exercises have been associated with several instances of mass strandings, some of them involving cetaceans that have suffered trauma to their brain or ears.

In an interview with MSNBC, Mark Matsunaga of the Pacific Fleet said that the figures cited by Smith (Zak Smith of the Natural Resources Defense Council) were “worst-case estimates. That’s not to say we’re going to go out there and hurt them all.” The Navy also points out that it has invested heavily in research to study the possible impacts of its sonar and other activities on cetaceans. However, Smith argues that, while there is plenty of naval emphasis on establishing possible impacts, there is relatively little attention paid to mitigating those impacts.

Perhaps the dfo should become involved as it is their mandate:

SARA is a federal commitment to prevent “at risk” wildlife species from becoming extinct and to secure the necessary actions for their recovery. It provides for the legal protection of wildlife species and the conservation of biological diversity. Through COSEWIC, species are ranked according to conservation concern (i.e., extinct, extirpated, endangered, threatened, special concern (i.e., a species that may become threatened or endangered because of a combination of biological characteristics and identified threats), not at risk, or data deficient) and added to Schedule 1, whereby they, and their ‘critical habitats’, are afforded legal protection. The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is responsible for the management and protection of Marine Mammals. Under SARA it is an offence to:

  • kill, harm, harass, capture, or take an individual of a listed species that is extirpated, endangered, or threatened;
  • possess, collect, buy an individual of a listed species that is extirpated, endangered, or threatened;
  • sell or trade an individual of a listed species that is extirpated, endangered or threatened, or its part or derivative; and,
  • damage or destroy the residence of one or more individuals of a listed endangered or threatened species, or of a listed extirpated species if a recovery strategy has recommended its reintroduction.

so it would seem that the resident orca population, which are both red listed and considered endangered, would be key elements in stopping this testing from happening.

 

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