2017- 06-15 Electrical Engineer says UL certification of smeters is a farce

[Alzheimer’s – AT&T – BCUC Online Questionnaire – Bill S.108 Right to Know Legislation re Cell Phones RF Radiation Exposure Guidelines – CSA – Doctor Joseph Mercola – EMF – Erica Hamilton – Itron Openway – Landis+Gyr Explosions & Fires – Letter to West Vancouver Mayor & Council re 5G / Telus Microcells – Mona Hanna-Attisha – Power Lines – Remote Disconnect Switch – UL Certification of Smart Meters – Virginia Farver (son, Rich Farver died of Brain Cancer Tumour) – Wi-Fi – William S. Bathgate (Bill) – Wireless Radiation | Vancouver, BC – Berkeley City & San Diego, California & Massachusetts & Flint, Michigan, USA] & (videos)

1)    The smeter companies have been trying to convince us that there is adequate testing to ensure these things are not fire hazards, and the most recent attempt to do so has been to use UL (the US equivalent to CSA).  As I wrote many months ago, the protocol used by UL is incomplete in that a very major component, the Remote Disconnect Switch which has been associated with many smeter fires, is not included.  How can a meter be called safe when the testing is incomplete? And even stronger evidence that the UL “certification” is a farce is that the very meters that have caused fires were UL “certified”.  Now, Bill [William S.] Bathgate, an Electrical Engineer who has years of working with government agencies, etc., says that the UL “certification” is not really happening. Please see his letter below which he said I could share.

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You may recall that Bill said many months ago that there is no way that he will ever allow a smeter to be installed on his home. He has taken an ITRON Openway meter apart and found it to be very dangerous due to many design flaws.

2)    An article about the lead poisoning of the water in Flint, Michigan which easily parallels what is happening re. microwave radiation.  One of the comments sounds like a motto we could adopt: “Flint is what happens when we dismiss science.”  We could easily say, for example, “San Diego State University cancer cluster (http://emractionday.org/story/virginia-farver-fort-collins-co-us  & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXFn6IsP5XY) is what happens when we dismiss science.”

Manslaughter Charges Filed Over Flint Water Crisis
EdCoulter
Jun 14, 2017 9:55 PM CDT

Here is Iraqi-American Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha at the March for Science:

DR. MONA HANNA-ATTISHA: Hey! How’s everyone doing? Woo! I am Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha from Flint, Michigan. And it is great to be here. And I am here to tell you that the Flint water crisis is not over. We still cannot drink unfiltered water from our taps.

AUDIENCE: Boo!

DR. MONA HANNA-ATTISHA: Boo. So, Flint is what happens when we dismiss science. Flint is what happens when we dismiss experts. Flint is what happens when we dismiss people. Flint is what happens when saving money is more important than public health. I am a pediatrician, and every day I use science to protect and restore the health of my patients, my kids. And about a year ago, my research proved that our contaminated water in Flint was leaching lead into the bodies of our children.

AUDIENCE: Boo!

DR. MONA HANNA-ATTISHA: Boo. And I took a risk. I walked out of my clinic to speak up publicly for my kids.”

http://www.newser.com/story/244279/michigan-health-chief-charged-in-flint-death.html

3)    Dr. Mercola addresses the significant increase in Alzheimer’s Disease and the possible causes, one of which is wireless radiation.  He continues to reach many people who are new to this topic.

Non-native or artificial electromagnetic fields (EMF)

Non-native EMFs contribute to Alzheimer’s by poisoning your mitochondria, and this is not limited to living in close proximity to power lines. It also includes electromagnetic interference from the electric grid and microwave radiation from your cellphone, cellphone towers and Wi-Fi.

This is a very deep and important topic that I plan to greatly expand on later this year. Based on what I’ve found so far, I’m convinced enough now to never put my cellphone on my body unless it is in airplane mode, and will not hold my cellphone unless it is on a selfie stick

Limit your exposure to non-native electromagnetic fields (cellphones, Wi-Fi routers and modems)

The primary pathology behind cellphone damage is not related specifically to brain tumors, or even to cancer. The real danger lies in damage from the reactive nitrogen species peroxynitrites.39    Increased peroxynitrites from cellphone exposure will damage your mitochondria, and your brain is the most mitochondrial-dense organ in your body.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/06/15/us-alzheimers-disease-deaths-increase.aspx

4) In Massachusetts a Bill, similar to the Berkeley “Right to Know” law, is being introduced to require information that is normally hidden in cell phone manuals to be provided clearly on packaging. Is there anyone receiving this Update who would be willing to organize efforts for a similar bill/law in BC?  If so, please email me at:

dsnoble@shaw.ca with “phone label” on the subject line.

Bill S.108

Chapter 93 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 114 the following new section:-

Section 115. All mobile telephones sold or leased at a point of sale or retail establishment in the commonwealth shall clearly and conspicuously disclose, on product packaging, the following notice to consumers:-

“To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pocket or the phone is otherwise in contact with your body when the phone is on and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.” 

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S108/CoSponsor

5) I hope that any of you who has had any communication with BCUC will consider making comments.  This has become a tool of the government instead of being an independent watchdog with the primary purpose of protecting the public.

Good Afternoon,

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has developed an online questionnaire to gather your feedback about our regulatory process.

The questionnaire should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your responses are voluntary and anonymous. We suggest that you delegate one representative to complete the questionnaire on behalf of your organization.

Please click here to complete the online questionnaire. The questionnaire will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 22nd

All responses will be compiled, analyzed and summarized as a group. Your feedback will be used to help enhance your regulatory experience by:

  • providing opportunity for appropriate and meaningful engagement with the BCUC;
  • identifying what is working well;
  • identifying what could be improved; and
  • ensuring that stakeholder feedback is an input into the BCUC ’s strategic planning processes.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the questionnaire or the use and disclosure of your personal information.

Sincerely,
Erica Hamilton
Director of Communications

Letters:

From: W. Bathgate (name given with permission)
Sent: June 14, 2017

Re: [EMF] UL presents new smart meter standards

This is an interesting sleight of hand. I have had products get the UL lIsted status, so I can speak with some authority on this.

UL 2735 compliance is not the same as UL 2735 Listed. UL Listed means that the end product has been tested and approved by UL, then the product can be stamped with the UL logo. No AMI meter today has the UL stamp on the product.The Landis+Gyr AMI meters are built to UL 2735 but they are not UL tested. What this deception means is that they can tell you they are UL 2735 compliant, because the components individually are sourced from manufacturers that have obtained UL Listed status. But this is all meaningless if when placed onto a circuit board and are untested as a full assembly.

There have been numerous Landis+Gyr meters explode and catch fire and they are stated as meeting UL 2735. So this announcement is a deception to make you go away. So the question to ask is, is this product UL Listed? Is it stamped with the UL logo? If not then you can wager $1,000,000 that the AMI meter will explode and catch fire when the short circuit test occurs. By the way, the remote disconnect is not part of UL 2735. When UL applies the required 25,0000 volts across the power tabs, things will be smoking pretty fast across those very small set of contact points in the disconnect.

Bill

UL presents new smart meter standards
http://www.dataweek.co.za/8950a
14 June 2017News

UL (Underwriters Technologies) gave a presentation on important new standards for testing and certifying smart electricity meters at African Utility Week, which took place in Cape Town between 16 and 18 May.

In a presentation entitled ‘Accelerating Technology Adoption with Product Standards’, the group’s general manager of electric utility services, Bill Colavecchio, outlined the ways in which these new standards can be used to help accelerate the adoption of new metering technologies in Africa.

All types of electricity meters need to comply with mandatory testing standards defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), which have evolved over the years as the technology has evolved. The latest version of these standards, IEC62052-31, was introduced in 2015, and specifies product safety requirements for newly manufactured single-case metering equipment designed to measure and control electrical energy on 50 Hz or 60 Hz networks with a voltage up to 600 V.

“Certain requirements are, however, outside of the scope of these standards,” said Colavecchio, “and this has led to the voluntary adoption of a set of testing standards developed by UL, UL 2735, in both the US and Europe. These address previous design flaws in smart meters that have, in the past, been cause for concern to both manufacturers and utilities.”

He pointed out that trust is essential to the widespread adoption of new technologies. Manufacturers, utilities and end users all need to know that the technology is safe, reliable, performs as expected and is interoperable with other elements in the electricity supply ecosystem. “With dozens of vendors, hundreds of utilities and numerous regulatory bodies involved in the smart meter supply chain, the challenge for all stakeholders is how to determine which technologies and applications they can trust. The lack of common and reliable standards covering specific requirements and issues has been a barrier to entry all around the world, but specifically in Africa,” he said.

Users throughout the supply chain need to be assured of the fact that common, consensus-based standards are being used on both a national and international basis to test and certify all smart meters. This is where UL 2735, which addresses product safety, performance, reliability, cybersecurity, installation and other critical attributes of the product or system, has such an important role to play in facilitating and accelerating the adoption of smart metering technology in Africa. It ensures that all participants comply with the same standards and that the playing field is level.

“For manufacturers, testing and certifying their equipment in compliance with UL 2735 offers their customers a level of trust they haven’t had before,” said Colavecchio. “This helps to facilitate a speedy entry into the market for new products, which not only keeps the cost of sales down, but helps to secure market share.”

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From:   X
Sent: June 14, 2017
To: Mayor & Council <mayorandcouncil@westvancouver.ca>
Cc: Bill Soprovich <bsoprovich@westvancouver.ca>

Subject: 5G & microcells all over Ambleside

Please reconsider allowing this! I am already unable to spend much time in areas with electromagnetic emitters; this has made shopping on Marine Drive almost impossible!

The Telus microcells are already on every corner of Argyle, and they radiate for 1.25 km! Do we really need all this overkill?

Let’s have a livable community, not a death trap!

X

One of our members has found more info on AT&T 5G system, using powerlines, etc. AT&T is ensuring that every inch is covered with RF for iPhones, etc. exposing all living things to ever increasing levels of RF, without any assurance of safety or regard to scientific warnings. Also, it seems without permission or even notification of the people who will be living near these powerlines/microcells.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbajD6rq7jo

http://www.microwavejournal.com/articles/27175-att-announces-airgig-wireless-broadband-communications-concept

http://www.microwavejournal.com/articles/27821-att-plans-field-trials-of-project-airgig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gFJXDemNm0

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“Flint (Michigan) is what happens when we dismiss science.”
~ Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha