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Ohio Utility Blamed for August Blackout

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Ohio Utility Blamed for August Blackout

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Ohio Utility Blamed for August Blackout

Ohio Utility Blamed for August Blackout

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A report concludes that the massive power outage that left people in eight states and parts of Canada without power last August could have been prevented. Investigators say that a utility company and a grid-monitoring organization in Ohio failed to follow recommended operating procedures. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.