Cheryl makes it clear that they don't use "smart meters." They are now referring to their new AMR meters as, "encoder receiver transmitters," or ERT.
The employees and representatives of SEMCO may not call their new meters smart meters, but they do pulse radiation (electromagnetic waves) 10.67 times per minute at 5.86 milliseconds per pulse. That information I received "from the horse's mouth," David Williams, Regional Operation Manager, SEMCO Energy Gas Company.
The fact that we have two of their new meters installed means that we are being pulsed over 21 times per minute. Not a biggie if you're not electromagnetically hypersensitive (though electromagnetic radiation is cumulative, and adverse affects may not manifest immediately).
However, if you are electromagnetically hypersensitive, as I explained to David Williams on September 9, 2015, (the same email that Chery K. Hachee is now "in receipt of"), life can become extremely uncomfortable. It appears that they don't care.
These new SEMCO AMR ERT meters were installed under false pretenses. We were told by the installers basically the same thing that Cheryl states, that the new meters only "wake-up once a month." Maybe they only "wake-up" once a month, but they also pulse 10.67 times per minute, and Cheryl did not deny this, nor any of the other things I stated in my September 9, 2015 email.
Cheryl explains how this ERT (radiation pulsing technology) is "integral" to their metering and billing system, and is "required" to receive gas service. And I say, Bullshit. There are old 100% analog gas meters all throughout the city, and those customers are still receiving gas service.
Cheryl does not mention in her letter other comments I made in my September 9, 2015 email to David Williams, that she is in receipt of, regarding safety and health affects of their new meters:
And regarding the information from the manufacturer that you sent. It holds no weight, because it's from the manufacturer.
The fact is that there are no independent, third-party, long-term tests done on these automated devices that PROVE they are safe, while more and more people, every day, are beginning to experience adverse effects from them, and more and more scientists and medical doctors are attesting to the ADVERSE biological and health effects from wireless devices such as the new utility meters.
The fact is that there is an appeal in front of the World Health Organization, signed by over 200 scientists, based upon over 2,000 peer-reviewed and published studies. The Appeal asks the WHO to reevaluate the guidelines based upon the over 2,000 studies that show adverse biological and health effects. https://www.emfscientist.org/
There's also the BioInitiative 2012 Report, published by 29 authors, MDs, PhDs, and other professionals, that conclude that "bioeffects are clearly established." http://www.bioinitiative.org/
I'm sure there are more studies and reports out there about the adverse health effects wireless devices like your new meters have on the human body, not to mention other animals, the birds, and the bees, if you want to keep digging. There's several interesting talks Dr. George L. Carlo gives about the studies he was head of, that clearly proved adverse health effects from wireless devices, and what happened to him after he started reporting these findings. The wireless industry has tried to discredit him for obvious reasons.
Plus the fact that the new chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, has been active in the wireless industry since the 1970's, and now he's in a position to regulate the very industry that has been his bread and butter for over 40 years, explains why the FCC refuses to reevaluate their standards and guidelines. That's what's called the fox guarding the hen house. Good for the fox. Not so good for the hens.When the only documentation that all of these utility companies have to share, when questioned about the safety of their new equipment, is propaganda from the manufacturer, in other words, from those who stand to profit from the sale of the new meters, is that not cause for concern?
In the meantime, we are looking into converting at least one of the buildings here into either 100% electric, or electric and propane, so that we can start with removing one of the AMR ERT 10.67 pulses per minute meters.
I did call the Michigan Public Service Commission today (1-800-292-9555), and complained to Ryan there of the adverse effects I am getting from SEMCO Energy's AMR ERT meters. Ryan said that he would have to check with his boss because currently SEMCO doesn't offer an opt-out program. All the more reason for Michigan to pass the Analog Choice Bill, that will allow all utility customers an analog meter (absolutely nothing wireless/radiation/pulsing about it) choice.
Here is a video of the kind of gas meters that are installed here, and it shows just how they pulse:
May We All Be Blessed!