Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Power failure in India: a warning of what could be much worse


The power outage across most of northern India, some of it for more than 24 hours, is said to have affected 675 million people, more than twice the population of the United States.

The cause is said to be inadequate infrastructure, in a country where most plants are coal fired.
At least, the power is coming back on.

In the meantime, in the United States, we’re getting warnings that power plants in drought stricken areas don’t have enough water to discharge waste properly within regulations.

And we’re warned that the power grid has unnecessary and dangerous exposure to cyber hackers through the public Internet.

But the biggest danger of all may be EMP attacks, as recently discussed in the media by Newt Gingrich and covered on my Issues, main and books blogs recently.

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