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水道水スマートメーターが設置・・・では鳥は一体どこへ?弥勒菩薩ラエルは天才政治を提唱




“Smart” water meters installed so where have the birds gone?
URL :http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2013/02/24/smart-water-meters-installed-where-have-the-birds-gone/

Published February 24, 2013


** Beginning of the article;

Below are several excellent resources compiled by the people of Fairfield Iowa, who halted their “smart” water meter installations (and reimbursed opt-out fees). Use and distribute this powerful information to help your local city council also become informed:

1) https://sites.google.com/site/rwolfson108/smart-meter-2012-fairfield
(See specifically the file called Smartmeterpresentation8.pdf)

2) https://sites.google.com/site/rwolfson108/smart-meters-smart-grids


Despite massive risks to your health, rights and security; municipalities everywhere are still installing (or planning installation) of “smart” electric, water and gas meters. But an increasing number of installations are being halted and meters are being uninstalled because they are receiving the information of damaging effects and other major concerns. City councils need to hear strongly from the people who wish to protect themselves and others. In the article below, Paul Ouellette of Renton WA has voiced concerns that have led to their utility commission holding a public meeting tomorrow.



Are smart meters chasing away birds from Rolling Hills?

Since the installation of smart water meters last month, the birds have disappeared from the rolling hills neighborhoods.

By Brian Beckley,
Renton Reporter, 22 Feb 2013

source : http://www.rentonreporter.com/news/192319761.html

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Paul Ouellette has been feeding birds in the Rolling Hills neighborhood for several years and said since the city installed smart water meters he has not had to buy bird feed for the multiple feeders in his yard.

Paul Ouellette has lived in the Rolling Hills neighborhood for decades and since his retirement he has spent a lot of time in his backyard, which contains several bird feeders.

Normally at this time of year, his backyard is filled with birds; finches, chickadees and even hummingbirds.

“It’s very nice to see them flying around the yard all the time,” he said.

But this year is different. This year an eerie silence has settled over Ouellette’s yard and his entire neighborhood.

“The birds are gone,” he said this past week. “Our feeders are still full.”

Ouellette said some people tell him it’s the hawks or that this winter has been foggy and that’s thrown off the birds.

But Ouellette, a retired civil engineer, isn’t buying it. He’s seen winters like this before and there have been birds.

“If you feed the birds, you know when they’re (usually around),” he said.

But there is a difference in the neighborhood this winter.

Beginning in mid-December, the city began installing new smart-water meters on homes all throughout Rolling Hills. The meters send information to the city four times a day to help monitor water usage without having to send workers to check individual meters. By mid-January, the entire Rolling Hills North neighborhood had been equipped with the new meters.

And the birds were gone.

“Right after the meter was installed . . . I was noticing my bird feeders weren’t going down,” Ouellette said.

In the past Ouellette said he was spending about $30 a month on bird seed.

Now?

“I haven’t bought any for two months,” he said.

Ouellette began asking his neighbors if they’d experienced anything similar.

Bruce Chase, who lives down the street from Ouellette, said he and his wife also noticed something strange this year.

“Ever since they’ve installed that smart meter, we have not seen a bird,” Chase said. “They’re just gone.”

Chase’s house sits along a greenbelt in the neighborhood and he said he and his wife specifically noticed the lack of hummingbirds at their feeders. Usually, they’d get three or four birds every hour stopping by for a quick meal.

“Now we’re lucky to see one a day,” he said.

Ouellette has taken his concerns to the city, including an appearance at the Feb. 11 City Council meeting, asking the council to look into the continued use of smart meters throughout the city.

The city’s meters work by sending out a one-minute, 900 MHZ pulse of information every four hours. While that doesn’t seem like a lot, only one meter can send the information at a time so each meter in a neighborhood has to wait its turn to send the information to the controller, located in Rolling Hills on a water tower.

Because of this, there is almost a constant wave of the pulse streaming out from an area.

“It’s constantly doing it,” Ouellette said.

While there is much information and misinformation on the effects of the high-frequency pulse on the health of humans, there is little research into the effect on small wildlife such as birds. The meters operate at a frequency similar to cell phones and other portable communications devices and while some minor health effects have been reported, such as problems sleeping or dizziness or nausea, the meters are generally considered safe for humans.

Ouellette said he thinks the city’s meters may be different somehow, as the power and gas meters in the neighborhood were also fitted with smart meters last year and they did not seem to have an effect on the neighborhood’s wildlife.

But since the city’s gone on, he and Chase both said the change was obvious and immediate.

“Normally you can walk into a neighborhood and hear birds,” Chase said. “Here there’s nothing. And at this time of the year, it should be getting noisier.”

Ouellette said his research on the Internet has shown similar issues elsewhere, on small animals such as squirrels which are also missing from the neighborhood these days, he said and bees.

“I don’t know what the impact is,” Ouellette said. “I want the City of Renton to do some research.”

According to Utility Engineering Supervisor-Water Abdoul Gafour, the city has no information at this time on the effects of the meters on wildlife. Gafour said the city is looking into the matter further for discussion at the Utilities Committee meeting on Monday. The issue was added to the committee’s agenda after Ouellette spoke to the council.

Toby Ross, science officer for the Seattle Audubon Society also said he had not heard of this issue prior to getting a call recently from Ouellette.

Ross said there was “very little research” into the matter and is also checking with other local experts.

Ross also stressed that there could be many other reasons for missing birds, though he did not rule out the meters.

“It could just be a coincidence,” Ross said.

And while it might be a coincidence, Ouellette and his neighbors are concerned it might be the harbinger of a bigger problem.

Like the canary miners used to take into a coal mine to warn them if toxic gases were building up, Ouellette worries that once again our feathered friends are giving us a warning.

“The birds are indicators of a potential problem,” he said.

The Utilities Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the Council Committee Room, 7th floor of City Hall, Renton WA. A briefing on smart meter installation is on the scheduled agenda.

** End of the article;





** Comments by the owner of this blog;

It is so surprising to see the big difference in Japan and America regarding the issue of Smart Meters.

When I first read an article about this issue - what is happening in the USA - about 2 weeks ago, I had never heard of such a problem in Japan. Having read maybe over 10 articles since then, I began to think that this really is a problem, and the device should never be introduced to Japan.

I just made searching on the search engine on Internet like Google with the words - "Smart Meters". Then, I became so surprised to see so many articles with electric companies as well as the government in Japan discussing the installing of Smart Meters! However, most of them were published directly by the government or companies such as power companies or manufacturers of meters. This means that news companies have not yet published many articles regarding this device. This is why most Japanese don't know about the meters at all.

I just want to show you what companies posted a piece of news regarding Smart Meters;

1. Nikkei newspapers company - スマートメーター導入前倒し 経産省、電力会社に促す

2013/9/11
* Contents :

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan asked power companies of Japan to accelerate the speed of introducing Smart Meters.

It is possible that to get the information of power consumptions within a second by the use of Smart Meters will help making accurate demand forecasting, and make charging setup more flexible. Early introduction of this device to users will lead to lowering the consumption of power, and make power service more competitive for customers (users).

It will be the first time to hold an investigative commission since the objective of reforming the power systems throughout Japan was decided on. Aiming at the liberalization of power retailing in the year 2016, which was decided during reforming the power systems, diffusion of Smart Meters in Japan will be the basis of the widening the range of free choices of an electricity supplier.

On the other hand, according to the estimations by each power company in Japan, the installing rate of Smart Meters in the year 2016 will be, at minimum, 54% in Okinawa island, and even at maximum only 81% in Kansai area (western big-city area including Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Nara).


2. Smart Meters
by Osaka Electric Engineering Company (advertisement)

3. スマートメーターを競争入札で調達、先行する関西電力が2014年度から
** Contents :

Following Tokyo Electric Power Company, Kansai Electric Power Company has finally decided the procuration of Smart Meters by competitive tendering. And, it is planning to explain the details of the specifications of the device to manufacturers in August this year.
Its plan is to have finished installing the device on all of 13 million customers by the year 2023.



Blogger: Wow, 13 million customers to use this device will bring a fortune to the owner of the business of Smart Meters in USA! Who are they?

However, they don't seem to care about the Japanese users' health and privacy at all.

Japanese politicians and power companies are only excited with the figures of the profits and their increasing income thanks to the sales of this device to start in the near future. And, they don't check anything about what smart meters cause to people as well as environments by emitting micro electromagnetic radiation from the device, because they prefer to make big profits rather than refuse it for the sake of protecting people's health and privacy.

Japanese politicians and power companies should research into what Smart Meters can cause to our body as well as our environments including small animals like birds. If the result of the research shows it is hazardous for humans as well as animals, we should ban the installation of the device, asking the government to make a new law to ban it, ban the use, installation, and importing of the device from USA or any other country to Japan!

We are not GUINEA PIGs!

We have a right to choose how to live and what to choose for our living and we have a freedom of choice!

We don't live in a socialist country - America - but Japan.

Liberate Japanese citizens from the products, hegemonic policies and the government of USA.







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