Apr 042015
 
 April 4, 2015  Posted by  Business

Mark Harrington reports:

… By 2019, PSEG plans to install nearly 180,000 smart meters in homes and businesses across Long Island, about 15 percent of its 1.1 million customers.

The moves have caught some customers off guard, touching off concerns about privacy, health and billing issues.

“There’s no proof they are not dangerous,” said Amityville resident Pete Duryea, who is seeking to have 12 smart meters already installed on his condo-complex removed.

Long Island utilities say the concerns are unfounded, noting that many meters use the same radio frequency as cordless telephones and cellphones.

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