Letter: CMP's smart-meter claims doubted

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The recent article by Emily Parkhurst detailed numerous issues raised by a number of credible authorities as to the safety of smart meters, including public health, safety and cybersecurity. Yet the headline on her article would seem to reassure the general public that these meters are safe. A Central Maine Power Co. spokesman reports “There’s alway holes in every system. We are running through our own vulnerabilities and doing a lot of work on the back side.” The way I read this is that they are concerned with their own liabilities rather than vulnerabilities to the public welfare.

In fact, CMP and  their hired science representative have been dismissive of any vulnerabilities reported by the public in hours of testimony. They are determined to shove smart meters down our collective throats with no regard to public concerns. Does anyone wonder why they have not received any literature from CMP with their monthly billing to customers regarding their implementation of this so-called smart meter program? Is a knock at your door sufficient notice on installation? A more appropriate title might have been “Public raises serious safety concerns about smart meters.”

Lawrence Chern