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APS IN SMART METER LAWSUIT
Information & Opinion by Warren Woodward
October 19, 2014
I received a response from the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) concerning the letter (see below) I wrote them last month about APS changing out thousands of “smart” meters due to overheating and possible fire concerns.
For your reading enjoyment, the ACC/APS response and my reply are below.
In a nutshell, here’s what we learn from the ACC and APS:
1) “Smart” meter related fires are occurring in Arizona but APS gets to blame the victims so the ACC doesn’t care.
2) We aren’t told how many of these fires have occurred or what the damage was.
3) We have our first Arizona “smart” meter house fire lawsuit.
4) Once again, the gullible (or is it corrupt?) ACC takes APS at their word.
5) If I don’t like any of this I get to do the ACC’s regulatory work for them once more by filing a formal complaint.
Read more the details here:
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Are tens of thousands of defective “smart” meters being stealthily replaced in Arizona?
5 September 2014, by Warren Woodward
In the wake of several massive “smart” meter recalls due to component overheating and subsequent fires, is Arizona Public Services Company (APS) replacing tens of thousands of “smart” meters?
An anonymous APS whistle-blower says, “Yes.”
Read more in my letter to the Arizona Corporation Commission below:
September 2, 2014
Arizona Corporation Commissioner (ACC)
Docket Control Center
1200 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Re: Docket # E-00000C-11-0328
A source within APS has revealed that APS “smart” meters are failing,
and failing in a way that presents a fire risk to ratepayers.
My source, whose privacy I must protect, tells me that APS has replaced thousands of faulty “smart” meters, and is scheduled to replace 50 to 60 thousand this year alone due to heat induced failure of the remote disconnect switch and LCD display. (I have seen the failed LCDs.)
You must investigate APS at once. State statute demands it:
A.R.S. 40-361.B –
Every public service corporation shall furnish and maintain such
service, equipment and facilities as will promote the safety, health,
comfort and convenience of its patrons, employees and the public, and as
will be in all respects adequate, efficient and reasonable.
A.R.S. 40-321.A –
When the commission finds that the equipment, appliances, facilities or
service of any public service corporation, or the methods of
manufacture, distribution, transmission, storage or supply employed by
it, are unjust, unreasonable, unsafe, improper, inadequate or
insufficient, the commission shall determine what is just, reasonable,
safe, proper, adequate or sufficient, and shall enforce its
determination by order or regulation.
APS has painted a very rosy picture of their “smart” meters over the
years, but have they told you about this dangerous and potentially life
threatening inherent flaw, one that analog meters do not have? APS has a
history of concealing information from the public and regulatory
agencies. APS refuses to come clean about their “dark money” political
donations, and, earlier this year, it was revealed that APS did not
report an explosion at their Palo Verde nuclear plant for 5 months ['Explosion' at Palo Verde nuclear plant not reported for 5 months].
Also, if APS is replacing tens of thousands of “smart” meters, how
long will it be until APS comes begging for a rate increase so that
ratepayers bear the financial brunt of their (and your) “smart” meter
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SMART METER HELL IN SEDONA
after smart meters were installed in the six properties surrounding Marianne
Hartsong's property, she began to experience strange phenomenon. Her bees
swarmed and then suddenly died, her chicken's egg laying pattern changed, and she
still can't get her hands coordinated to return to playing her viola, despite
the anti-microwave device she had installed in her home to minimize the
She spoke with
APS about removing the meters and the representative was not at all helpful.
Hear it from
her own lips and learn what we all may be facing in time.
It's not too late to have any smart meters that were installed, replaced with your non-transmitting non-analog meter.
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HIGHLIGHT TITLE ABOVE TO READ DOCUMENT
On May 30, Sedona Smart Meter Awareness (SSMA) received a copy of
Dr. Olle Johansson’s comments submitted to the Arizona Department of Health
Services (ADHS), about the scope of ADHS’ study being done to determine health effects from radio
frequency radiation emitted by APS smart meters. SSMA is a local group
informing the community about health, safety and privacy effects of smart
Dr. Johansson, Associate Professor, Experimental and Dermatology
Unit head, Department of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
is a world recognized authority in EMF radiation and health effects.
He commented in response to ADHS’ study parameters focusing on
“human toxicology” and “limited to examining the transmission signals to see if
they conform to federally approved guidelines.” ADHS notes that if the
transmissions “exceed/deviate from allowable federal standards,” it will then
research the literature, consult with its “CDC partners to see if there is any
cause and effect relationship documented that would be detrimental to human
health.” According to SSMA, FCC guidelines are not related to health effects.
Dr. Johansson observes the “consequences of chronic exposure to
pulsed microwave exposure from smart meters is often denied…Exposure to
electromagnetic fields not only may induce acute thermal effects to living
organisms, but also non-thermal effects, the latter often after longer
exposures. This has been demonstrated in a very large number of studies and
includes cellular DNA-damage, disruptions and alternations of cellular
functions like increases in intracellular stimulatory pathways and calcium
handling, disruption of tissue structures like the blood-brain barrier, impact
on vessel and immune functions, and loss of fertility. . . practically all
animals and plants may be at stake.”
He urges that “the “precautionary principle” should be in effect before
the introduction of new technology to the public. This was not done with smart
meters. Full comments ABOVE
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ELECTROMAGNETIC & MICROWAVE RADIATION HEALTH SURVEY FOR THE GREATER SEDONA AREA
We use SurveyMoz as our Online Survey Softwareprovider
purpose of the questionnaires are to determine any changes in your
health status during the period that smart meters are being installed.
While the results will be published, your identity will remain
ask you to identify yourself only with initials and your Zip Code only
so we can compare your first, second and final questionnaire responses.
If you are at a business location, please feel free to send
questionnaires for all employees willing to participate.
your contact information will enable us to anonymously plot your
location on a Sedona map to see if there are clusters around cell phone
antennas and towers, high intensity electromagnetic antennas, or to
identify other areas of concern including clusters of electromagnetic
These health questionnaires each contain 10 questions. You are invited
to complete these questionnaires three times; once prior to APS smart
meter installation, and again now as smart meters are being installed
and finally after installation is complete.
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