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Can America's Power Grid Survive an Electromagnetic Attack? 

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Transmission towers

Transmission towers in Minooka, Illinois. The cost of protecting against an EMP strike could be in the billions of dollars.

Credit: Daniel Acker

Last month, federal agencies and utility executives held GridEx IV, a biennial event where officials responsible for hundreds of local utilities game out scenarios in which North America's power grid could fail.

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