Thursday, November 11, 2010

Electric Infrastructure Physical Security "Wrong Way " in Ohio

Not sure even the most robust physical security controls could have prevented this crashing chimney-induced local loss of service. As Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders put it: "Way to go, Ohio". How did this substation arrive at this sorry state of affairs you may ask?  See for yourself in this short and scary video:

Guess from a security point of view, we'd have to catalog this one under "some things are just out of our control" as energy security policy wonks, right next to city busting asteroids and mid-continent nuclear explosion-generated EMP bursts.

Here's the full page of pictures and the article on MSNBC's photoblog page.

Photo credit: MSNBC

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