All the water flowing through these proposed meters is either exposed to RF frequencies, an EMF field, a magnetic field, an ultrasound field generator, or some combination of these.  What will that do to the quality of our precious mountain water?  Do we really want to sit back and let this happen?  To our water?

There were seven possible smart meters at the Mt. Shasta City Council meeting on January 12, 2015.  We’ve been wading through lots of manufacturers’ documentation, which is singularly uninformative about public health and safety.  Finally this Neptune model came up on a search with more detailed specs, thanks to the excellent work at Fairfield Safe Meters.

The Neptune E-Coder R900i is one of the models being considered for installation in Mt. Shasta for all businesses and residences in city limits. [Clarifications in brackets are from Admin 22.]

This is an RF emitting [wireless “smart”] meter, please see this link:

http://fairfieldsafemeters.com/about-fairfield-smart-meter/

for this quote:

Fairfield Safe Meters is a citizen action group in Fairfield, Iowa working to bring safer alternatives to the currently more than 1100 Neptune E-Coder wireless water meters already installed in Fairfield homes.

Petition Letter

Independent testing at http://www.intentionalenvironment.com/smart-meters finds the Neptune E-Coder water meters that are being installed in Fairfield emit RF radiation pulses every 14 seconds, 24 hours a day. These pulses are as high as 15,000 microWatts per square meter at 2-3 foot distances. The International Institute of Building Biology and Ecology has a standard for sleeping rooms of under 0.1 as “No Concern” and anything over 1,000 as “Extreme Concern”.  [If the proposed installation locations in Mt. Shasta are all at the street, these numbers will be different, but we need to know way more about what is proposed here. Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Collings stated on Monday that the radiation falls off as the cube of the distance.  I had always heard it fell off as the square of the distance.  Anyone know more about this?  Please comment below, or use the Contact Us form.  – Admin 22]

In April 2012 a distinguished international association of physicians and medical professionals issued a position paper on Smart Meters. This group is the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) and they are recommending an immediate caution on Smart Meter installation due to potentially harmful RF exposure. See the paper online at: http://aaemonline.org/emf_rf_position.html

Key findings and recommendations of the AAEM 2012 report:
• An immediate caution on Smart Meter installation due to potentially harmful RF exposure.
• Use of safer technology for Smart Meters, such as hard-wiring, fiber optics or other non-harmful methods of data transmission.
• Multiple studies correlate RF exposure with diseases such as cancer, neurological disease, reproductive disorders, immune dysfunction, and electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

In all versions of the Neptune [water] meters, the meters emit pulses of RF radiation every 12 to 14 seconds, 24 hours a day.  [Emphasis added, Admin 22]  The radiation is transmitted from the antenna.  If you have an RF detector and want to measure the radiation emitted by the water meter, you would need to place your detector near the antenna. [Admin note: this last paragraph is from another page on the site: http://fairfieldsafemeters.com/faq-fairfield-safe-meters/how-to-tell-if-you-have-a-neptune-e-coder-900-rf-emitting-water-meter-in-your-house/ ]

Please, lets inform ourselves more about what is proposed, and on such a fast track (installation starts April 1 and completes October 15, 2015 because of the terms of the grant which will pay for this).   So, please save this date: Monday January 26, 2015, for the next meeting of Mt. Shasta City Council, 5:30 PM.  We will let you know more about what we find about the proposed meters.  Please follow this blog, by scrolling up to the “follow” link at the right, just under the pink dogwood. 

Thank you.  Comments welcome.

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