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Weekend Journal (Power Blackout) #761876

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 08, 2004
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(Studio: Anthony Mason) The problem with fixing the nation's power grid featured; scenes shown of last year's power outage; details given about why Congressional legislation for accountability is stalled & of the causes of last year's power failure in the Northeast. [August 15, 2003, President BUSH - promises to deal with the power blackout.] [US Public Interest Research Group Anna AURILIO†- says no one is making utilities responsible for compliance to the system.] [North American Electric Reliability Council David COOK†- comments on cascading outages.] [Harvard University William HOGAN†- comments on the conflict in the power industry between incentives & reliability requirements.] Map shown of the web-like nature of the national power grid. [PJM Interconnection Audrey ZIBELMAN†, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Nora Meade BROWNELL†- comment on electric power & getting things done.] The risk for future outages noted.

Mason, Anthony

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