Claremore Daily Progress

Top Stories

August 28, 2013

Councilors discuss plans for smart meter implementation


Claremore city councilors met Monday evening to discuss possible plans for the implementation of smart meters in all Claremore homes and businesses.
The General Electric Grid IQ project would include both water and electric utilities.
For the past two months, city council members have met with GE business development leaders discussing the change. A presentation was given during the special meeting to determine what plans are called for next.
Council members brought up some concerns, including biological affects due to radio frequency from the wireless meters.
According to a 2012 BioInitiative report compiled by scientists from around the world, the FCC standards for smart meters, WiFi, cell towers etc. only measure thermal radiation, but do not protect biological life and are at least a million times too high for the protection of people. 
The report indicates that 3 percent of the general population will sustain injury immediately from implementation of a smart meter grid system and 30 percent will follow later.
Biological effects found in 67 studies conducted between 1980 and 2010, included brain tumors and blood-brain barrier, cancer (other than brain), cell proliferation, cardiac, heart muscle, blood-pressure, vascular effects, learning behaviors, sleeping disorders, stress problems, among others.
The report also states that a single smart appliance in the home can produce RF exposure levels that caused the biological affects found in nearly half or fewer of the 67 studies, depending on the distance from the smart appliance.
Multiple smart appliances in a home multiply the exposure. A given home may have one to eight nearby neighbors, each with a smart meter, which can also multiply the total exposure in the given home, according to the report.
Scientists, however, have yet to determine real evidence of how or why radiofrequencies affect the human body in this manner.
In a letter written to the Claremore City Council, Don Powers, Edmond attorney at law, stated that Federal law requires smart meters to be an “opt-in” program.

Text Only
Top Stories
  • New Programs hosted in Foyil

    The Foyil Community Organization was launched in January with the purpose of providing residents with community events.

    July 30, 2014

  • Gutierrez awarded Health Foundation scholarship

    Evelyn Gutierrez of Claremore was recently awarded a scholarship from United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative to pursue a career in primary health care.

    July 30, 2014

  • Medical marijuana petition signing up thousands of new voters

    Medical marijuana may be the state’s newest gateway drug — to voting.
    Oklahomans for Health is spearheading a ballot drive to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The group has collected about 100,000 of the 156,000 signatures of registered voters it needs to get the issue on the ballot, according to its chairman, Chip Paul.

    July 30, 2014

  • City open records dispute continues

    The city of Claremore will pay $41,324.25 in attorney fees to the Vinita law firm who challenged their compliance with the Oklahoma Open Records Act.


    July 29, 2014

  • Claremore sisters featured on talk show

    During their recent trip to Los Angeles, Claremore sisters Lindsey and Whitney Martin made the most of their time in the city of angels, spending time with family, visiting several beaches, restaurants and Hollywood attractions.

    July 29, 2014 1 Link

  • Elementary students learn to bid at Zebra Stripes auction

    Claremore elementary students in the Zebra Stripes summer care program participated in a student-friendly auction Friday at Roosa Elementary. The auction was presented by Daneen Shepherd, realtor/broker and auctioneer of Tulsa, who taught the children how to bid on items efficiently and effectively.

    July 29, 2014 1 Link

  • Treasurer issues tax warrants

    For the first time, tax warrants are being issued in Rogers County to collect unpaid personal property taxes.
    This week, some local business owners should expect to be served by the Rogers County Sheriff’s office.
    Personal tax warrants have been issued to three local companies, who owe a total of approximately $38,000 in past due taxes.

    July 29, 2014

  • No evidence or human remains found

    Rogers County Sheriff’s deputies and assisting agencies vacated a Tiawah property Friday, after no evidence or human remains were found in connection to the disappearance of a local resident that went missing in 1996.

    July 27, 2014

  • RCLC launches letter campaign

    The Rogers County Literacy Council, RCLC, is launching their annual letter writing campaign.
     A United Way Organization, the council is asking for community support to help promote literacy in the English language.

    July 27, 2014

  • taylor.armerding.jpg Inequality crisis shot with factual problems, hypocrisy

    President Obama, various media and political liberals say inequality, of all things, is the defining issue of our times. Yet this message is delivered by multimillionaires and a president who jets from tee time to stump speech on the taxpayer's dime.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo