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Boiling point: CPUC considers converting Pacific Gas and Electric into a publicly owned utility; sweeping measures proposed to resolve chronic safety problems

Investigation 15-08-019 (I.15-08-019) Order Instituting Investigation on the Commission’s Own Motion to Determine Whether Pacific Gas and Electric Company and PG&E Corporation’s Organizational Culture and Governance Prioritize Safety. Given PG&E’s record and the dangers inherent in PG&E’s service territory, the Commission … Continue reading

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SF Chronicle — California 2009 cell phone advisory gutted in later versions, state refuses FOIA request; Sen. Kamala Harris blocked document access

From the San Francisco Chronicle New records show how state reworked secret cell phone warnings by Melody Gutierrez May 19, 2017 State health officials, over a five-year period, wrote and revised guidelines for safe use of cell phones. SACRAMENTO — … Continue reading

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Are ‘smart’ meters dangerous? Pennsylvania man wins round in fight with electric company

From Penn Live By Matt Miller February 10, 2017 At least for now, a Philadelphia man has won a round in his fight with the electric company. It came this week when a Commonwealth Court panel ordered the Public Utility … Continue reading

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Are my toys playing with my DNA?

The author asks, “What is a really safe distance?” No safe exposure level has ever been established. Research findings at various radiation levels show different aspects, not levels, of risk. Low power emissions sometimes have a greater effect than high … 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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UK engineering organization questioned worker training, roll-out haste, and fires in 2012

It’s alarming to read this 2012 article. The UK-based Institution of Engineering and Technology is a 140-year old professional organization. From the Institution of Engineering and Technology Engineering and Technology Magazine Smart Meters, Dumb Fires 17  December 2012 By Kris Sangani … Continue reading

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Maine Supreme Court will hear Smart Meter health and safety appeal

Press Release From Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters P.O. Box 43 Richmond, ME 04357 USA http://www.mainecoalitiontostopsmartmeters.org October 30, 2015   For Immediate Release  Smart Meter Appeal Oral Arguments To Be Heard By Law Court November 3rd Oral arguments in … Continue reading

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