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Power Grid Studied in Blackout's Aftermath

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Power Grid Studied in Blackout's Aftermath

Power Grid Studied in Blackout's Aftermath

Power Grid Studied in Blackout's Aftermath

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The failure of a major high-voltage line in the Cleveland area on Thursday afternoon is now being studied as the incident that may have triggered the worst blackout in North American history. But experts are still not sure how a common occurrence caused unprecedented failures in the system. Hear NPR's Jacki Lyden and NPR's Scott Horsley.