Moments in NRC History – The Northeast Blackout of 2003

In this video NRC Historian Tom Wellocks discusses the greatest blackout in North American history, Monday, August 14, 2003. Learn about what caused the blackout. Learn also about the NRC’s investigation. The grid instability caused nine nuclear facilities to trip. The anniversary of the 2003 blackout serves as a reminder of the cooperation that is required as well as the relationship between grid stability and nuclear power safety.

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