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NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 09, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(San Diego: George Lewis) The blackout in the West caused by a utility worker’s mistake in Yuma, Arizona featured; scenes shown of gridlocked traffic in San Diego, gas lines, stranded airline passengers, fire crews rescuing people trapped in elevators, the San Onofre nuclear power station that shut down; diagram shown; details given of questions about the fragility of the power grid. [MAN – reacts.] [San Diego Gas and Electric president Mike NIGGLI†- says an outage cascaded into a larger outage.] [Voice of California Governor Jerry BROWN – says we are vulnerable.] [American Society of Civil Engineers Otto LYNCH†- says our system should not be so stressed that one mistake causes the whole system to go down.]

Williams, Brian;
Lewis, George

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