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July 31st, 2012
11:20 AM ET

India blackout impacts 350 million people

CNN's Tom Foreman breaks down what caused the massive blackout in India.

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Filed under: India • Tom Foreman
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  1. geesam

    Sure glad this story was printed out so that I could read it.

    July 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  2. krm1007 ©™

    The denuclearization of South Asia (Subcontinent) particularly India is imperative.
    Quid pro quo transfer of nuclear technology by USA to third world countries such as India needs to be opposed on moral grounds. Billions of people live in that neighborhood and would be at risk from such catastrophes which I am sure the American people would not like to be a party to. We are all well aware that that region is prone to floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, power outages, and of course terrorism placing such nuclear installations at tremendous risks. US Congress is urged to reconsider and cancel all the agreements for the transfer of such technologies due “Force Majeure”.

    July 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
    • Carl H

      Wonder if Indian nukes have been accounted for? Talibans may have been behind this massive outage and stolen their nukes. Hmmmmm......

      July 31, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
  3. Doug Ericson

    I remember the blackouts in the 60's, so it is a modern day wonder to me how well the utilities keep the power on in general. When there is a disruptioon due to bad weather, sometimes it seems they are agonizingly slow to get to some areas.

    July 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm |

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