An article in a recent Saanich News article about the noise from the US aircraft stationed on a nearby US island. No mention of the wargames and the increase in the aircraft and the number of flights that will result, not to mention the increase in EMR. After all the letters and calls to various levels of government, why is this not known?
Some very sad news. The US Navy has been given permission to hold EMR wargames over the Olympic Peninsula (and, no doubt over areas of BC) for the next 5 years. The notice that was sent out is below. Despite many of us having written to various levels of government, I have never seen anything from local, provincial or federal government representatives about this.
(Project Documents – Decision – Final Decision – Appendix A Maps; Appendix C Permit; Appendix F Wildlife Effects Table; Appendix B Response to Comments; Appendix D Alternatives Considered and Eliminated; July 31, 2017 Signed; Appendix E Reviewing Officer Instructions
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Dear Interested Party:
We want to let you know that a decision was made to authorize issuance of a Special Use Permit that would allow the U.S. Navy to conduct ground-to-air training using mobile electronic transmitters from eleven designated roadside locations on the Pacific Ranger District of the Olympic National Forest for a period of up to five years.
The decision adopts the Navy’s 2014 Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR 1506.3, to eliminate duplication by federal agencies. The decision is to select Alternative 1 as described in the 2014 Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment with modifications. The decision also incorporates by reference analysis associated with the Navy’s 2015 Northwest Training and Testing Final EIS/OEIS and its 2016 Record of Decision as well as other materials. The decision is documented in the 2017 Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range, which can be found https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=42759&exp=overview. Additional project materials may also be found at this location.
In making the decision, we considered public comments received during the designated scoping, comment, and objection periods, as well as input received outside of these designated periods. The main concerns profiled were potential impacts to public health and wildlife. Additional to standard permit Terms and Conditions, the decision includes Forest Service Project Design Features and Navy Standard Operating Procedures to address public health/safety and resource concerns. Compliance with the decision will be ensured through the Special Use Permit administration process.
Thank you for your interest in the Olympic National Forest.
We should all write to Wendy Mesley and thank her for this program. It gave a lot of info (of course, we’d always like more) that many people have never heard before. Her email address is: email@example.com
One member suggested that we see if she would be interested in the smeter issue. Given that she just did the show on cell phone RF, I doubt she’d look at that issue so soon, but I bet she might be interested in theprivacy issue, about which there is so much info and so many warnings.
Ever since Smart Meters were introduced many informed and concerned people have voiced concerns about the information gathered by these devices. The basic information is of course the amount of power used by month for billing. Gathering this billing number by a Smart Meter seems to be a huge over-kill. So what else is gathered? Power usage every 15 minutes. Power usage by device if ZigBee communication is used. And maybe lots more.
There is a company called ONZO that is helping the power companies to gather this data and use it and possibly sell it. Is this a benefit to the consumer? Are there any problems with this data gathering business?
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Dr Katie Russell explores how much maligned utility companies must capitalise on their customer data in order to reduce churn and create customer loyalty as they play catch up with other industry sectors.
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Telus in Canada and other major Cellular service providers are now installing small microcell towers on existing telephone or power poles. This is done to have better service to customers and to avoid the possibility of community objections.
Chris and I recently surveyed several of these new microcell transmitters in Mission BC and found that the RFRadiation created by these microcells was very high especially to those home that were close by.
If you research the precautionary levels of RFRadiation recommended by various agencies you will see that many recommend 1000 µW/m² and lower. The house we measured had over 30,000 µW/m² in the front yard and an estimated 50-60,000 µW/m² in the house.
Triggering Agents of Electromagnetic Sensitivity, a presentation and Q&A by Dr. William Rea, M.D..
Dr. Rea presented his compelling evidence and recommendations for a healthier world at Creating Safe Havens in a Toxic, Electromagnetic World, a conference hosted by the International Institute for Building-Biology & Ecology.