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Athens Officials Warn on More Blackouts

Athens remains at risk of another mass power blackout during next month’s Olympics if power consumption stays high because of the scorching heat, a chief overseer of Greece’s electricity grid said Tuesday. The warning was part of a nationwide investigation by engineers and experts seeking answers to Greece’s worst power failure in decades, which crippled the southern half of the country for hours Monday and stunned Olympic organizers just a month before the games. But the overall conditions that knocked out power to at least 7 million people cannot be fundamentally corrected before the Aug. 13-29 Games, said Evangelos Lekatsas, chairman of the Hellenic Transmission System Operators, which regulates the nation’s flow of electricity. Full Story

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