2017-01-20 Electrical engineer presenting dangers of ITRON smeters

[AMI meters – BC Hydro – Brain Tumours – Brian Woodland – Building Materials – C4ST – Cell Phones – Construction – Doctor – EMF – EMI – EMR – Explosions – Fires – FortisBC – Health – IBI International Biochar Initiative – Itron – Jim GoddardJohn HorganMarta Camps – MLAs – National Parks – Peel District School Board – RF – Safety – Schools – Sharon Noble – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science – War Games – Whole Foods – Wi-Fi – William Bathgate | BC – Canada – Ontario – Michigan, USA] & (audio)

(audio 24:55)  Smart Meter Industry Admits Explosions, Fires. Sharon Noble – January 19, 2017 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by Talk Digital Network – YouTube – January 19, 2017:

(Is wireless radiation causing ramp up in brain tumours?
Guest’s website: https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/)

1)    William Bathgate, an Electrical Engineer who has studied closely the workings of the ITRON meter that is used by FortisBC and BC Hydro, is giving a public presentation in Michigan. He has said that he will not have this dangerous thing on his home – it emits dangerous levels of RF and is a fire hazard.  He presented before the Michigan Public Utility Commission and he has provided a link to his testimony.  Please share this widely and with your MLA, with John Horgan <oppositionleader@leg.bc.ca>, Adrian.dix.mla@leg.bc.ca and the media. I have asked for his presentation to be videoed and shared with us.

William Bathgate
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer

Senior Program Manager for Power Distribution Systems using RF and IP-based, digitally controlled high power AC switching system product line deployed in over 100 countries.

Responsible for product certifications such as UL, CE and foreign countries’ appliance certification.

With an actual disassembled meter on hand,
William will evaluate the DTE Itron Openway AMI meter explaining in layman’s terms
exactly how the meter functions and why it cannot possibly be safe or harmless.


The MPSC has been asked to grant the Utilities the ability to turn off power to people and businesses without notice for “Dangerous or Hazardous” conditions. Based on my professional examination of the metering technology deployed with AMI meters, the meters themselves are “Dangerous or Hazardous” due to their EMI and RF emissions. There has been a disregard for the health effects of these AMI meters on the general population by the utilities. So by their own lack of definition of “Dangerous or Hazardous” all AMI meters deployed at present will be subject to shut off service due to “Dangerous or Hazardous” conditions. This may be silly logic on my part but the logic of the proposed rule is equally silly logic and the rule change request should be denied due to lack of definition of what is “Dangerous or Hazardous”  – William Bathgate, comment to MPSC, Case No. U-18120

For his full written testimony

2)    So many parents and teachers are trying to have Wi-Fi removed from schools or, at least, to allow parents the right to know about the dangers associated with having their children exposed to heavy duty Wi-Fi modems all day every school day. But School Boards are refusing to discuss the matter or even to allow parents to hand out flyers. Principals in Ontario were sent an internal document that should make parents very concerned. If this is so safe, why the secrecy?  Given the way parents are being treated in BC, it would not be a surprise if similar instructions have been handed down (by whom??) here. Who is driving this secrecy?

A leaked Peel Board Executive directive to all Trustees, Superintendents, as well as all 250 Prinicpals now posted on the C4ST website.  Excerpt below:

From: Woodland, Brian
Principals All (Including Acting) – DL
Cc: Senior Admin – DL; Trustees Services – DL; Communications Officers – DL

“Do your best to avoid this topic appearing on your school council agenda, do not allow information to be distributed on school property and refer media to me If you wish, and feel free to correct the misperception about testing by saying “the board has said the testing happened during the school day with devices on — visit the board web site for more information”.

Brian Woodland,
Director of
Communications and Community Relations
Peel District School Board

3)    For those considering building homes or renovating to make homes safer from EMR, here is some info that could be of use about a material developed in Europe that claims to be more absorbent of EMR. There is more info below in Letters, including some about a webinar being held next week. If any of you attend the webinar and learn something that would help others, I hope you will share.

“Note that they say on the Ithaka website that biochar-lime plaster is used as a wall board or plaster like covering and its,  “…biochar is a very efficient absorber of electromagnetic radiation resulting from the use of both wireless technology and electricity.”


I’m very interested to learn how this all came about.  Was this finding from Switzerland or from work in the US?? 

I never heard of Ithaka;  when I look at their website they write that

“…At the Ithaka Institute and with several partners like the Hochschule Rapperswil or the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science, we are currently working on measuring and improving the material properties of biochar based building materials including lightweight biochar-concrete panels, biochar-lime bricks, indoor and outside insulating plasters or wall paper and tile adhesives. “


4)    We need to use social media to spread our information better. Should have been doing this for years. The Greater Victoria Public Library is offering a chance to learn how to use Twitter. If you don’t live in the Victoria area, why not ask your local library to do the same?

Free Intro to Twitter

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 @ 10-11:30 Central Library 

Need to register at gvpl.ca or call (250-940-4875)

5)    From a member:

“There is a very easy registration and participation opportunity here to input ideas regarding National parks, till the 27th, directly to the Canadian Government. I am concentrating on asking for areas of no Wi-Fi and no war games. Our members could add nicely to the requests that young people have places where they do not spend all the time with their eyes on the tablet.”


6)    Whole Foods has a product that may or may not do what it says, but it sure should get some attention:

7)    More crazy gadgets for the Wi-Fi generation:



International Biochar Initiative – Educational Webinar Series

 A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils

January 30, 2017  •  1:00 – 2:00pm ET

On January 30, 2017 at 1pm ET, the International Biochar Initiative (IBI) is relaunching its biochar education webinar series where experts from around the globe will bring you the latest research and developments on biochar, biochar production technologies, biochar business models and market opportunities.

First in the series is a webinar that reviews a biochar classification system aimed at optimizing the sustainable use of biochar in agriculture. This classification system builds upon biochar product definition and testing guidelines developed by IBI and the European Biochar Foundation, as well as including IBI’s biochar carbon stability methodology. This system enables stakeholders and commercial entities to identify the most suitable biochar to fulfil the requirements for a particular soil and/or land use. The potential effects of biochar in soils have been classified into five categories including: (i) carbon storage value, (ii) fertiliser value, (iii) liming value, (iv) particle-size, and (v) use in soil-less agriculture.

An interactive Q&A period will follow. You may submit your questions directly to the speakers during the event.

Date: January 30, 2017
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Register Today!

IBI Members: FREE Non-members: $40
Members register here

(members subject to verification)

Non-members register here


­­Registration includes access to the slides and a recording of the webinar. Your event link will be emailed to you after successful registration.

Moderator: Kathleen Draper

Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI’s Information Hub. She is also the US Director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence. The Institute is an open source network focusing on beneficial carbon sequestration strategies which simultaneously provide economic development opportunities both in the developed and developing world. She is an editor and writer for The Biochar Journal, sponsored by the Ithaka Institute. Kathleen also works with various different universities and individuals on projects that are investigating the use of biochar in cement and other building and packaging products to develop products with lower embodied carbon which can be made from locally available organic waste. She has written extensively about various topics related to biochar and is a co-author of the book “Terra Preta: How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger”.

Presenter: Dr. Marta Camps

Marta is Associate Professor of Soil Science at Massey University (New Zealand) and the co-director of the New Zealand Biochar Research Centre. She has been a member of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (2013-2015) and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Biochar Initiative (2011-2015; vice-chair 2014; chair 2015). Marta studied Agricultural Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Lleida, Spain) and then received her MSc and PhD in Soil Science from the University of California, Davis. Previous to working at Massey University, she was a Senior Researcher – “Ramon y Cajal” (2003-2008) at NEIKER (Spain) and lecturer (1999-2003) at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

Register Today!

IBI Members: FREE Non-members: $40
Members register here

(members subject to verification)

Non-members register here


What questions do you have about biochar quality and use? Please send your questions by January 25 to webinars@biochar-international.org. For more information or if you have any questions about registration please email:

Vera Medici <vmedici@ttcorp.com>

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International Biochar Initiative




Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.      
~ Thomas Mann


Smart Meters, Cell Towers, Smart Phones, 5G and all things that radiate RF Radiation