Monterey council eyes smart meter ban

Monterey council eyes smart meter ban

There are 4 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Jan 5, 2011, titled Monterey council eyes smart meter ban. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

The Monterey City Council will discuss whether to temporarily outlaw installation of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

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Salinas, CA

#1 Jan 5, 2011
Sounds good to me. I don't trust PG&E anyway.

Birds Landing, CA

#2 Jan 5, 2011
What is wrong with the Smart Meters? Is it time for Monterey residents to put on their aluminum hats?

Since: Mar 09

Monterey Peninsula, CA

#3 Jan 5, 2011
Wrangler wrote:
What is wrong with the Smart Meters? Is it time for Monterey residents to put on their aluminum hats?
Since so-called "smart meters" transmit date wirelessly, the signals can be intercepted by hackers who might A) use t hat information to determine who is on vacation so they can rob your house; B) corrupt the data so your billing information would be inaccurate; C) generally wreak havoc with the electrical system.

Wireless transmissions can also be innocently altered or corrupted by interference from other wireless signals resulting in erroneous billing.

Some people say they are sensitive to certain RF frequencies and can become ill from them. Even if its only one tenth of one percent of the population that would still leave over 100 Peninsula residents who would be unable to escape their effects because the meters will be everywhere.

Long-term health effects of being in close proximity to low-level RF transmitters is still not completely understood.

A wired or fiber-optic smart grid would eliminate these problems, but would cost PG&E a bit more to set up. So because PG&E is being cheap, we get to be guinea pigs.

Good for Monterey!

-Mr. Toy

United States

#4 Jan 6, 2011

Some short VIDEOS below that you might be interested to see regarding WIRELESS 'Smart' meters.


1. Insurance Companies Won't Insure Wireless Device Health Risks (3 minutes, 13 seconds)

2. Microwave radiation dangers in our home (6 minutes, 20 seconds)

3. Truth about Smart Meters - Dr. Karl Maret, MD, Biomedical Engineer
(Dr. Maret's presentation begins at 23:40 on the video telecast).

4. Radiation Measured From Smart Meter Mounted On A Home (6 minutes, 21 seconds)

5. Skyrocketing Utility Bills after smart meter installation (3 minutes, 19 seconds)

6. Wounded by Wireless Smart Meters (14 minutes, 19 seconds) .

7. For the most conscientious people, here is a NOT brief VIDEO of a recent scientific symposium in San Francisco on the specific radiation from smart meters

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