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Feb 27, 2013 10:08 AM by AP

Superdome commission to meet

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The panel that oversees the Superdome in New Orleans holds its first regular meeting since the power outage that caused a delay in the third quarter of the Super Bowl.

The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District board meets at midday Wednesday at the state-owned dome.

Entergy Corp. has said it believes the outage was caused by an electrical relay device it installed specially to prevent a power failure at the dome. But it's unclear whether the device had a design flaw or a manufacturing defect.

Entergy and the management company that runs the dome for the state, SMG, recently hired Utah-based forensic engineer John Palmer to perform an independent analysis of the outage.

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