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Northeast / Blackout #735715

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 18, 2003
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(New York: Jim Axelrod) Lingering problems caused by the blackout despite a return of electric power to most areas featured; details given about water problems in the Cleveland area; scenes shown of street vendors selling blackout t-shirts in New York City. [Ontario Premier Ernie EVES†- comments on the hot weather forecast.] [Cleveland Mayor Jane CAMPBELL†- explains her request for federal aid to cover police, fire & utility worker overtime.] [St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center Dr. Eric PEREZ†- comments on illnesses due to eating spoiled food.] [In New York, subway COMMUTER – says everything’s working.] [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG – says everything’s back to normal.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The investigation into what caused the blackout featured; statement from FirstEnergy, which owns an Ohio power plant that shut down before the blackout, quoted. [Northeast Power Coordinating Council Stephen ALLEN†- says we know the Midwest was a link in the chain that led to this reaction.] [From “Face the Nation,” North American Electricity Reliability Council Michehl GENT†- explains the investigation procedure.] [Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Mike NAEVE†- says we need to invest in facilities & technology.]

Roberts, John;
Axelrod, Jim;
Orr, Bob

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