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Electrical Surges Cause Fried Equipment, Explosions, Delay in Opening NSA Data Center in Utah

Some things don't work with no help from a partial government shutdown


Electrical surges at a huge new National Security Agency data centre have reportedly fried equipment, melted metal and caused fiery explosions, delaying its opening for a year.

Ten meltdowns over the past 13 months have caused hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of damage to machinery and baffled investigators at the agency's data storage complex in Utah, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.