House Plan Would Protect Nation’s Electricity From Solar Flare, Nuclear Bomb

 

 

 

” Amid growing fears of a massive electromagnetic pulse hit from either a solar flare or a terrorist nuclear bomb, House Republicans on Tuesday will unveil a plan to save the nation’s electric grid from an attack that could mean lights out for 300 million Americans.”

 

 

” Dubbed the Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act, the legislation would push the federal government to install grid-saving devices such as surge protectors to protect against an attack.

Any EMP attack could be damaging, said Gaffney. He cited a new Lloyds of London report that determined that the area from Washington, D.C., to New York could be without electricity for up to two years in a major solar flare-up.”

 

 

” Gaffney told Secrets that there are some 300 huge electric transformers around the nation that control the grid and that have to be protected. “You are basically talking about surge protectors, of a somewhat exotic kind, but it is a means of interrupting the pulse,” he said.”