Report: Scope of Blackout Was Needlessly Large

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Investigators of the August 14th blackout in the Northeast issue a report saying that the outage, which started with three power-line failures in Ohio, should have been contained locally. The findings by the U.S.-Canadian investigation team faults operators at FirstEnergy Corp., among others. Hear NPR's David Kestenbaum.



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