Silver Spring Networks is a company based in Redwood City, California. They are manufacturing the actual ‘smart’ meters that are going onto people’s homes and businesses all over the state. To their utility customers like PG&E, they boast about having the signal from the smart meters be so strong that it can transmit over varying topography- across valley and through mountains. The video above might seem like a utility executive’s dream, but to those of us concerned with health impacts from burgeoning EMF radiation, it is truly a dystopia.
It seems that Silver Spring manufactured the smart meters to be so powerful because a small minority of them might need to convey data through mountains. A case of building the church parking lot for Easter Sunday? Since most of suburbia isn’t in mountainous terrain, it’s good to know that the EMF signal is so strong it can penetrate the more vulnerable thin skulls protecting young brains of children sleeping on the other side of walls where sometimes more than two dozen meters are installed.
Virtually no public consultation has been carried out in advance of the program. No CEQA (environmental) review. Hardly any notification. Amazing what you can get away with when the form of pollution you’re inflicting on the population is silent and invisible.