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CERTIFICATION BODY (UL) DECLARES SMART METERS TO BE FIRE HAZARDS.

Smart meters have failed, melted and caused fires in British Columbia. While BC Hydro continues to deny that these devices pose risk of fires, Underwriters Laboratory admits it in its introduction of a “voluntary” standard: “… design flaws in smart meter units have been known to cause serious fire hazards and spotty performance. This has caused […]

Owner unhappy smart meter didn’t catch $5k water leak

Despite a high-tech water meter with real-time monitoring, one Abbotsford property owner didn’t know his pipes were leaking until heracked up more than $5,000 in water fees — and sent over half a million litres of water down the drain. Darshan Sharma, who rents out a commercial property owned by his wife Nirmla on Montrose Avenue, was surprised to get a water billover $500 two weeks ago. His building, currently rented to an antique furniture seller, has two toilets and three sinks, and water usagefor the property has seldom exceeded $20 per month. When he called the city, they told him his next water bill was already over $5,000.

Naperville settles lawsuit with smart meter foe

Sept 15, 2015  – Susan Frick Carlman  Naperville Sun Naperville City Council members this week settled a federal lawsuit filed last winter by a staunch opponent of the city’s smart meter installation program. The 12-page agreement calls for paying $117,500 to Naperville resident Malia “Kim” Bendis, whose Jan. 23 lawsuit accused the city and four of its […]

Court told Itron meters are a Fire Hazard

Reed_Answering_Brief INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL UNION NO. 69    page 2 – “On November 4, 2014, the Judge issued his recommended Decision and Order. In his Decision and Order, the Judge found that Respondent unlawfully discharged employee Bobby Reed for engaging in protected concerted activity and/or union activity, when he testified in a […]

Lloyd’s of London excludes coverage for RF/EMR claims

Letter to Government from Sharon Noble – Director of Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in BC (includes A&E Policy Document) Premier Clark, Mr. Bennett and Mr. Reimer, RE: Lloyd’s of London excludes coverage for claims caused by exposure to non-ionizing radiation. “Based on inaccurate information provided by ITRON, Health Canada and Dr. Perry Kendall, you […]

Itron Meter Problems

Examples of Itron Smart Meter Fires in British Columbia Canada

Manufacturer defends smart meters after fires

REGINA – The company that manufactures the electricity meters that are being replaced in Saskatchewan due to fires is defending its equipment. Sensus, the North Carolina-based company whose smart meters have been linked to eight fires in Saskatchewan homes, says in a news release it has conducted lab tests and site inspections at the recent […]

Fortis BC Smart Meter Installations begin 2015

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Rally Coverage – June 2014

Vancouver / Burnaby Rally    Victoria Rally    Nanaimo Rally  http://electroplague.com/tag/bees-and-wireless-radiation/   Powell River More Coverage at StopSmartMetersBC.com   Courtney Rally http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/rally/smart-meter-rally-courtenay-bc/   Nelson Rally http://thenelsondaily.com/news/smart-meter-protestors-join-cross-canada-citizens-safe-technology-rally-31776#.U6jaqF64llJ   0

Electrosmog may cause health problems, group says

CBC News Posted: May 25, 2013 3:21 PM ET Last Updated: May 25, 2013 3:45 PM ET Read comments Smart meters use electromagnetic frequencies to transmit consumption data to power companies, and some people believe they’re a source of health problems. (Toby Talbot/AP file photo) A relatively new type of air pollution called electrosmog may […]

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