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Power restored, but surge ignites Detroit home killing 95-year-old grandmother

Different Smart Meter models lack surge protection. From Fox 2, WJBK By Erika Benson March 17, 2017 DETROIT (WJBK) – A 95-year-old grandmother died this week after she was rushed to the hospital after power was restored to the family’s … Continue reading

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Michigan: Sen. Patrick Colbeck talks about security problems and other threats with Smart Meters

8 minute testimony by Michigan Senator Patrick Colbeck on the vulnerabilities of smart meters. He has a highly technical background in aerospace and states what many of us have said for years regarding their threats to individuals and the grid. … Continue reading

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More ComEd Smart Meter fires? Electric meters cause $20,000 November fire and $150,000 January fire in Illinois

Three articles below on ComEd electric meter fires in Schaumberg, Illinois. This latest one caused $20,000. in damage, and the previous one caused $150,000. in damage and displaced 18 families.  Were these Smart Meters? It seems so. The city website says … Continue reading

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Maryland: Pepco disconnects electricity to family refusing to pay opt-out fees despite heat wave

The newspaper uses the key phrase “lack of any conclusive evidence”. This and similar phrases are repeatedly used by utility companies and regulatory agencies to confuse and deny.  Who is responsible for “concluding?” With the rampant conflicts of interest throughout … Continue reading

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Electrician discusses Smart Meter hazards (VIDEO)

NOTE: If you have flickering lights or other electrical issues mentioned in this video and you have evidence of a potential fire situation, and/or you detect heat from the meter or electrical panel or you hear sounds (eg. popping, sizzling),  contact … Continue reading

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Since 2012, UK Chief Fire Officers Association has supplied warning labels for meters

From Chief Fire Officers Association February 17, 2012 Label Electrical Safety CFOA have been working jointly with the Electrical Safety Council for some time. After an investigation by East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service into the frequency of fires originating at the electrical … Continue reading

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Ontario, Canada: late night Smart Meter fire

From Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre Smart Meter Fire in Owen Sound by Matthew Sanderson March 23, 2016 Fire officials say a number of electrical issues could have caused the small fire. (Owen Sound) – A smart meter caught on fire … Continue reading

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Alert from fire officials: Using your washing machine at night could cost you your life: Firefighters warn over plan to charge different rates at different times of day

From This is Your Money By James Burton For The Daily Mail Published 22 March 2016, Updated: 23 March 2016 Government is working with power firms to fit a smart meter in every home They will help gas suppliers to … Continue reading

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Letter to BC Energy Minister on Smart Meter fire hazard evidence

From the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in British Columbia “We want this program ended, and we want our money back.” — Press Release, June 25, 2015 Subject: Smart meter safety risk VIA REGISTERED MAIL June 25, 2015 Hon. Bill … Continue reading

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Ontario smart meter explodes next to gas line

Posted on EMR Health Alliance of BC PAUL BRIAN, POSTMEDIA NETWORK, June 3, 2015 Jim Pulcine (left) and his wife Veronica Onyskiw look at the damage where their hydro smart meter was formerly attached to their home, June 3, 2015. (PAUL BRIAN/Postmedia … Continue reading

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