America could be plunged into a natio...

America could be plunged into a nationwide blackout

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Drop dead America

San Jose, CA

#1 Mar 15, 2014
You want gun control, we want you dead.

America could be plunged into a nationwide blackout if just NINE of its thousands of power plants were attacked, report reveals
Federal regulators fear that the three main electricity systems for the U.S. could be entirely wiped out after a small but targeted attack
Concerns raised after a 'test run' attack on a San Jose, California electric plant where one or two people broke in and wrecked 17 towers
The culprits were never found and the area didn't lose power because the state grid was still working but experts thought it could have been practice
There are around 55,000 power plants around the U.S. but anywhere between nine and 100 would have to be attacked to ruin the system
'The entire grid could be down for 18 months, probably longer,' according to a memo to government officials

By Meghan Keneally and Associated Press

PUBLISHED: 12:04 EST, 14 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:36 EST, 14 March 2014

and: Nov 9, 1965:
The Great Northeast Blackout

I know, I was there

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/th...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-25811...

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