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SANDY: Storm reveals power grid weakness

Letter by Larry Bergstrom, Spanaway on Nov. 9, 2012 at 11:59 am | No Comments »
November 9, 2012 12:32 pm

Superstorm Sandy should have made our government realize what our country’s Achilles heel is when it comes to our ability to sustain ourselves in the wake of a catastrophe: our power grid. When Europe re-built after WWII, it buried much of the electrical grid underground. Although it was costly, Europe now has a much more reliable source of energy.

Instead of spending millions of dollars to bring power to the consumers from a system that has so many vulnerabilities, I think it’s time the electrical providers stop wasting money on repairing an antiquated system and start investing in an underground system.

I’m OK with letting my tax dollars support such an effort. In the long run, I’m sure it will be money well spent.

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