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National Research Council Reveals Vulnerability of U.S. Electric Grid

Nov 23rd, 2012 defenses, Terrorism

Foreign Policy reported on a recently released 2007 study by the National Research Council, stating that the study raises concerns about the vulnerability of America’s electric grid to terrorist attack.

According to the report, the “physical capabilities of much of the [United States] transmission network have not kept pace with the increasing burden that is being placed on it,” which makes the United States susceptible to an attack that could potentially deprive large areas of electric power for weeks or months, “cost hundreds of billions of dollars, and cause thousands of deaths during heat waves and cold snaps.”

You can find the full National Research Council report here.

You can read the full Foreign Policy article here.

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