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06/21/2005 03:23 PM ID: 48742 Permalink   

Moscow Hit By Another Blackout

 

Aging power distribution equipment is blamed for another electricity blackout that hit Moscow in less than a month. A tree fell on the power lines of one of the substations, causing the station's old equipment to short the grid.

The last blackout struck half of Moscow on May 25, less than a month ago, stranding nearly 20 million people in the subway and more than a thousand in dark, hot elevators. Health of more than four millions people was affected.

During Tuesday's blackout, only trolleybus and streetcar routes were affected. Officials are investigating the 3 50's-era power stations which seemed to have served the capital then with plenty of electricity.

 
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  wha?  
 
20 million people in the subway????
 
  by: koultunami     06/21/2005 05:28 PM     
  A little overblown  
 
That's five million more than the Florida's population, or Mexico city's.
It is bad, but even five thousand
 
  by: macariov   06/21/2005 05:53 PM     
  Subway number  
 
At the time this website was written, 9 million people used it a day, and it is a pretty old website. Notice: CONTENT="Mozilla/3.0Gold (Win95; I) [Netscape]." It could be accurate. *shrug*

http://www.forevermore.com/...
 
  by: Fratley   06/21/2005 06:43 PM     
 
 
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