Thursday, September 8, 2011

Power failure is of course nobody's fault

More than 1 million people in southern California are getting ready to spend the night in the dark after a major power failure knocked out electricity in and around the city of San Diego.

Officials blame a transmission line in Arizona which automatically shut down two reactors at the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Diego. They are ruling out terrorism, but say they do not know what caused the line to fail. The power company says it is working to get the lights back on and is telling residents to expect to spend the night without electricity.

"We also know that it was something that nobody could have foreseen, and that nobody is to blame."