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Northeast / Blackout #735603

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Aug 16, 2003
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(Studio: Andrea Koppel) The return of electricity to New York City reported.

(Times Square, New York City: Jason Carroll) The joint US-Canadian investigation into the cause of the massive blackout in the Northeast featured; details given of the investigation’s focus in Ohio; statement from FirstEnergy Corp., which owns transmission lines that failed, quoted. [Energy OFFICIAL – says we can’t say this won’t happen again until we know what happened.] [OFFICIAL – comments on outdated equipment.] [Cleveland Mayor Jane CAMPBELL††- comments on the investigation.] New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s call for New York City residents to conserve electricity noted.

(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Report introduced.

(Greenwich Village, New York City: Jason Bellini) The return to normal for residents of Greenwich Village in New York City featured; details given about slow restaurant business because of the fear that food may have spoiled. [Three Greenwich Village RESIDENTS – comment on making it through the blackout.]

(Studio: Andrea Koppel) North American Electricity Reliability Council Michehl Gent††’s warning that Detroit is still in danger of rolling blackouts, and the theory that power disruptions near Cleveland may have started the blackout noted.

(Studio: Andrea Koppel) More coverage of the blackout on tomorrow’s “Late Edition” noted.

Koppel, Andrea;
Carroll, Jason;
Bellini, Jason

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