Smart Meter fires explained, with examples from around the globe. Plain English technical analysis of how, why, what, who, where smart meter fires. Short term issues (bad installs) long term issues (corrosion from RF etc.) Did Utilities and Smart Meter Manufacturers just admit responsibility for smart meter fires?? http://bcfreedom.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/smoking-gun-did-utilities-and-meter-makers-admit-responsibility-for-fires/ “So let’s recap. We have […]
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View a compilation of reports from the US , Australia and Canada about fires, explosions or burned out appliances due to Smart Meter installations >>
September 14, 2012 | Andrew Maykuth Peco and representatives of the three biggest smart-meter manufacturers indicated the overheating problems are most likely caused by “external” problems in the panels mounted to walls into which the meter is plugged, not by a defect in the device itself. Peco says that fires caused serious damage in two […]
Chicago Tribune article written by Gregory Karp and published August 30, 2012: Excerpts: Commonwealth Edison confirmed on Thursday that three of its smart meters, which wirelessly relay power-use data between homes and the company, have been involved in “small fires” in the Chicago region. ComEd said the problems stemmed not from the smart meters themselves […]
Fierce Energy | Barbara Vergetis Lundin | October 15, 2012 There appears to be a lot of subtle blame going around when it comes to the cause of recent incidences of approximately 30 overheating smart meters — some of which resulted in fires — with Sensus as the “sacrificial goat” (scapegoat, that is). PECO pulls its smart meter […]
The Maryland Public Service Commission held a hearing in Baltimore on Tuesday, August 28th in response to fifteen smart meter fires following newly installed utility meters in the Philadelphia area, compelling the Pennsylvania utility PECO to halt its smart meter installations pending a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission inquiry. The Maryland Public Service Commission held the […]
A BC Hydro customer in Vancouver, British Columbia, experienced a flash electrical fire which fried 20+ outlets and appliances. The smoke detector alerted them – thankfully no one was hurt. Then BC Hydro replaced their Smart Meter with an analog meter, and things seem fine. Later, BC Hydro returned and installed another Smart Meter without notifying the residents. The Vancouver family […]
The Maryland Public Service Commission will be holding a hearing in Baltimore on August 28th at 2:00 PM regarding the a series of fires caused by newly installed smart meters. Each of the four utilities involved with the smart meter installations is expected to testify. No other parties or private citizens will be allowed to testify. Because of […]
This is a report by Chris Hawes, WFAA-TV Here is the article found at: http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Fires-Spark-During-Smart-Meter-Installations-101115429.html ARLINGTON – Smart meter installations are being blamed for two house fires in Arlington this week.The problem isn’t the meters themselves, but instead what’s happening to electrical wiring. The first fire happened Monday on Brook Hill Lane and the second happened […]
Amy Adams had just returned to her northwest Lakeland home when she smelled something burning. Adams and her family members also noticed theirs was the only home in the neighborhood that didn’t have power.She thought there was a problem with the breaker, but saw a charred power box and melted smart meter about three feet from her children’s corner bedroom. “The whole box was burnt up,” Adams said of the November incident.
From a public health point of view, it is very shortsighted to bring on new sources of human exposure to radio frequency without any attention to the adverse effects on human health. Smart meters result in a significant increase of exposure to a form of radiation already shown to cause cancer and other diseases.
David O. Carpenter, MD
Director, Institute for Health and the Environment, University of Albany, New York
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