A terror attack against the nation's power infrastructure could leave a number of states without power and cost hundreds of billions of dollars to repair, according to a U.S. government report that found multiple vulnerabilities across the energy grid. The study by the National Research Council was completed in 2007 and was only recently declassified. It blames the problem in part on the fragmented nature of the grid, which is more than 90% privately owned and regulated by individual states.

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