Northeast Power Outage

The officials talked about the causes of the August power outage that effected large parts of the eastern United States and… read more

The officials talked about the causes of the August power outage that effected large parts of the eastern United States and Canada. They said that a number of factors, including human error, poor communications, inadequate training, and insufficient maintenance combined to allow the blackout to reach such a significant magnitude. They also stated that all nuclear power plants had performed well, and that there was no evidence of terrorism or other foul play. Following prepared remarks, the officials responded to questions from reporters. close

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Northeast Power Outage

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Program ID:
179193-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 19, 2003
Last Aired:
Nov 20, 2003

Airing Details

  • Nov 19, 2003 | 8:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 20, 2003 | 1:32am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 20, 2003 | 8:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
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