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Vermont officials are searching for an expert to study potential health effects caused by smart meters. According to a Rutland Herald report, the state's Department of Public Service issued the request for proposals in December to address Vermonters' concerns about radio frequencies emitted from the meters.

The department has already paid Washington-based Richard Tell Associates $68,000 to conduct research on smart meter emissions, and the new bid calls for another independent expert to review scientific work on radio frequencies, says the newspaper.

James Porter, a Department of Public Service spokesperson, told the Rutland Herald that the department believes that smart meter emissions are “well within federal safety standards.”

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