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Could the Blackout of 2003 Happen Again?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Ten years ago an exhausted power system shorted in Summit County. That had a domino effect, eventually putting 50 million people in the United States and Canada out of power for up to four days. Toilets stopped flushing, food spoiled, and candlelit card games lost their magic. Since then, the power grid has come a long way. But could a massive, widespread power outage like that happen again?


Mark Durbin, spokesman with FirstEnergy
Alex Margevicius, Interim Commissioner of the Regional Water Utility
John Funk, Plain Dealer Reporter
Frank Merat, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at CWRU

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