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Jessica L. Wass—The Tech

Around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, a problem with the MIT cogeneration plant caused a campus-wide partial power outage. Shortly before the outage, a manhole cover flew out of its housing in front of sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Since the power plant uses the steam system for its active cooling, the two incidents are likely related.

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On Friday, March 14, a campus-wide power outage impacted all MIT buildings powered by the MIT cogeneration plant. MIT Facilities reported that a manhole explosion outside of Green Hall on the corner of Amherst Alley and Danforth Street was the cause of the campus-wide power outage.
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