By Amy O’Hair
Tom Rossi and his wife live in an aging East-Bay apartment complex,
directly over the utility room containing 42 “smart” meters. Tom
didn’t know this until it came to his attention accidentally, and as
he came to learn more about “smart” meters, he finds himself deeply
disturbed by being involuntarily subjected to an untested technology
that radiates easily measured RF pulses into his living space.
His wife suffers from disturbed sleep, and he is concerned for her. I
measured the levels in their apartment, and at the meters themselves.
The video shows how the pulses go off more or less constantly, often
in bursts packed with spikes, several to a second.
He doesn’t know what they can do besides move out. Any sort of
shielding would be very costly and difficult, and they are renters. Up
until now, they had felt fortunate to find an apartment at a fairly
low rent. How could they have known how costly the place would
actually prove to be?
The CPUC will approve an “opt-out” plan in the next month. But what
kind of plan could possibly make any sense of this sort of situation?
Having one less meter below them would make no measurable difference
to their nightly pulsed RF exposure.
The CPUC is currently taking public comment on the “opt-out” options.