2017-03-09 BC Hydro calls it quits re. substation under school!!

[Bills – Brain Tumours / Tumors – Children – EMR – Frank Clegg Letter to Minister Carla Qualtrough re EHS Disabilities & Canadian Human Rights Commission – Frank Leferink, UT Study re False Readings caused by Rogowski Coil (higher) & Hall Sensors (lower) & EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility – Health Canada – Jessica McDonald News Release re Underground BC Hydro Substations under Schools & Parks – Pastor Mike Liu Concerns re Cell Towers / Transmitters Cancer Clusters – Patrick Colbeck – Perry Kendall – Routers Security – Wi-Fi | Vancouver, BC – Canada – Sheung Shui, Hong Kong – Netherlands, EU – Maryland & Michigan, USA] & (video)

1)    Testimony by a Michigan State Senator who, as a former NASA and Dept. of Defense Engineer, believes smeters are dangerous and provide no benefits. This is a testimony that should be shared.

http://www.senatorpatrickcolbeck.com/speeches/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMnLZiMMfGI  8 minutes

A written summary:
http://www.senatorpatrickcolbeck.com/sen-colbeck-safety-and-security-concerns-drive-need-for-smart-meter-opt-out/

2)    Good news!!  BC Hydro has decided to end discussions about building substations under a school and a public park. They blame costs, but no matter the reason, these dangerous plans are halted. It gives us time to educate the School Board and parents more about the dangers.  The press release is below in “Letters”.

(click on photos to enlarge)

3)    A letter from Frank Clegg to the Minister responsible for policies re. persons with disabilities re. EHS.

“EHS is considered an environmental sensitivity. The Canadian Human Rights Commission has a policy regarding environmental sensitivities – but more is needed to remove barriers and prevent further deterioration of quality of life with those disabled with EHS. This emerging public health issue could affect at least 3% of the Canadian population.

Our request is that the Canadians with proposed accessibility/disability legislation, and regulations, be fully inclusive of Canadians with disabilities due to electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).”

http://c4st.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/C4ST-Brief-for-the-Canadian-Accessibility-and-Disability-Act.pdf

4)    Re. the study in The Netherlands that showed smeters to be very inaccurate, this article expands on the cause. Electromagnetic compatibility could be one. An Engineer told me that ITRON smeters have the Hall sensor which also runs fast, but is not as fast as the other (which could make it harder to confirm.)

The greatest inaccuracies were seen when dimmers combined with energy-saving light bulbs and LED bulbs were connected to the system…

Professor Leferink told Power Engineering International that ‘more research is needed’ but pointed an area of concern the study pinpointed as problematic for the success of smart metering – electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)…

“EMC is more or less excluded because ‘it is too difficult’,” Leferink said. “That is a key problem.”

http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2017/03/dutch-study-sparks-smart-meter-design-flaw-controversy.html

5)    Maryland’s Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene has a page devoted to children’s environmental health. On the top of the right hand column is the new report that has been accepted. Clicking on it brings up the report and the scientific evidence supporting reduction of Wi-Fi exposure in schools.

Please send this to your health officials and Perry Kendall.
http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/z/bc-contact-e-mail-lists/

“Children and Electromagnetic Radiation in Schools”

http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/OEHFP/EH/Pages/children-environmental-health.aspx

http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/OEHFP/EH/Pages/WiFiCEHPAC.aspx

6)    With concern about cybersecurity, a member sent in this article about the importance of having a secure router:

“Oft forgotten:  why the humble router remains one of the most insecure devices in the home”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/routers-cia-wikileaks-cyber-security-insecure-1.4017033

7)    Hong Kong is a dense city with a huge number of transmitters on buildings. Cancer clusters are raising concerns but the city is hiding behind the international guideline that, until recently, was nearly the same as the one Health Canada used – being hundreds of times higher than guidelines in other countries.

Pastor Mike Liu was shocked when his younger sister was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour at the age of 30 in 2012. She died just a year later as the cancer was aggressive. He was dealt two further blows – his father was diagnosed and later died of oesophageal cancer in 2015, and his mother was diagnosed with early stage lung cancer a year later.

Liu, 38, claimed this was no coincidence. He blamed it on transmitters, which reside on the roof of the family home, a Tenants Purchase Scheme estate in Sheung Shui. Half of the 24 sets installed at the estate are above their unit on the 27th floor, the top level.”

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2076255/hong-kong-residents-urge-government-tighten-rules

Letters: 

Mar 9, 2017

BC Hydro statement on seed

BC Hydro statement on seed &

https://web.archive.org/web/20170310201327/https://www.bchydro.com/news/press_centre/news_releases/2017/seed-statement.html

Today, BC Hydro President and CEO Jessica McDonald released the following statement:

In January, BC Hydro introduced seed: an innovative idea to meet the electricity needs of Vancouver’s growing population and make better use of land downtown by building two new substations underground. Our idea would have made the substations virtually invisible and left available land for important things like schools, parks and housing, while investing millions of dollars into public benefits instead of solely on the purchase of land.

Working with the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver School Board, it was exciting to see the possibilities take shape – a new school in Coal Harbour by 2020, a new school and daycare spaces in the West End by 2025, a refresh of Cathedral Square Park and a refresh of Emery Barnes Park in 20 years along with millions to invest in new park and recreation facilities – all while ensuring reliable, clean power supply.

Over the past two months, we consulted the public about their early thoughts about seed, holding four public open houses, four roundtable meetings, two meetings with Parent Advisory Councils and giving several talks and presentations to approximately 400 people. We received 219 feedback forms and 27 written submissions, with the majority of consultation participants indicating they think seed is a better idea than our traditional approach of building above ground substations.

We recently learned that, in exchange for the rights to build a substation underneath Emery Barnes Park, similar to our existing substation lease at Cathedral Square, the City of Vancouver has asked BC Hydro to pay a price based on what it would cost to purchase the land outright. This shift makes the extra costs of building underground prohibitive. We also learned that the City will not be making a decision about whether or not seed could move forward for many more months. While we respect their processes and views in reaching this decision, this means that our proposal is no longer possible.

We always knew the timelines and partnerships required to make this idea work were ambitious – but at a time when land is scarce and new community facilities and amenities are needed, we knew we owed it to the residents of Vancouver to explore new public partnerships to make better use of available land and enable a more efficient use of public funds.

I want to thank the Vancouver Park Board, Vancouver School Board and the City of Vancouver for the time they took to consider this proposal, as well as the hundreds of downtown Vancouver residents who attended our roundtable meetings and open houses and provided feedback online.

This concept has shown the creative thinking and innovative ideas that take place within BC Hydro each and every day. While we’re disappointed, we will keep listening and looking for ideas as we make new decisions on above ground substation options in the downtown core to support the growing demand for energy in Vancouver.

– Jessica McDonald, President and CEO, BC Hydro

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

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