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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:50 AM

INFRASTRUCTURE FAILURE:Documents: Worries about outage before Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS Superdome officials warned just months before the Super Bowl that the venue's electrical system could suffer a power outage and rushed to replace some of the equipment ahead of the big game
While the cause of Sunday's 34-minute outage is still under investigation, records released Monday show that Superdome officials were worried in October about losing power during the NFL championship.
Tests on the electrical feeders that connect incoming power from utility lines to the stadium showed decay and "a chance of failure," state officials warned in a memo dated Oct. 15. The documents, obtained through a records request by The Associated Press, also show the utility that supplies the stadium expressed concern about the reliability of the service before the Super Bowl.

http://www.ajc.com/ap/ap/california/cause-of-super-bowl-power-outage-remains-unclear/nWFgm/

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:52 AM

1. I was scoffed at for saying that on Sunday night.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022307031#post10

The electrical grid is this country is outdated and in serious trouble. Look for these events to be more common.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:56 AM

2. You are now vindicated.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:57 AM

3. LOL. Thanks. n/t

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:04 AM

4. This is interesting re: Beyonce -

He also ruled out Beyonce's electrifying halftime performance. She brought along her own generator.

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