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Disaster Preparedness
Feb 5, 2015 Share
Is the Bay Prepared for Chemical Disasters?

Is the Bay Prepared for Chemical Disasters?

Chemical spills happen daily in California. Most are minor, but some cause serious and even deadly results. The NBC Bay Area investigative unit looked into the state of hazardous material readiness in the Bay Area. Read More

Investigations
Feb 5, 2015 Share
List of Wastewater Wells Dumping into Aquifers Grows

List of Wastewater Wells Dumping into Aquifers Grows

California’s water resources control board now says hundreds of injection wells used by the oil and gas industry have been dumping toxic wastewater for years into aquifers considered non-exempt, or off limits by the EPA. Read More

Disaster Preparedness
Feb 4, 2015 Share
Bay Area Hospitals Not Ready for Quakes

Bay Area Hospitals Not Ready for Quakes

A 1973 law was supposed to make sure all California hospitals are relatively earthquake-proof but the deadlines continue to be extended. Now, more than a third of critical care Bay Area hospitals are in danger of collapsing in... Read More

Disaster Preparedness
Feb 3, 2015 Share
Columns Still Not Retrofitted for Quake Safety

Columns Still Not Retrofitted for Quake Safety

The Investigative Unit has discovered that when the next powerful earthquake happens some of the columns that support Bay Area roads may not be stable enough to withstand intense shaking. Read More

Disaster Preparedness
Feb 2, 2015 Share
Will California's Levees Hold up in an Earthquake?

Will California's Levees Hold up in an Earthquake?

California’s levee system delivers clean drinking water to the Bay Area and Southern California, but would it hold up in a major earthquake? NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit discovered many of the state’s levees are known to have... Read More

Disaster Preparedness
Feb 1, 2015 Share
Critical Infrastructure Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

Critical Infrastructure Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

The hacks of Sony Pictures, Target and Home Depot have made headlines around the world. But experts warn of a bigger cyber threat to our gas pipelines, electric substations, water supplies and transit networks. Read More

Investigations
Jan 30, 2015 Share
Principal Accused of Stealing Student Money

Principal Accused of Stealing Student Money

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit exposes that a former San Jose High School principal opened an unauthorized bank account tied to the school’s PTSA, and an audit found she made thousands of dollars in purchases without receipts... Read More

Investigations
Jan 30, 2015 Share
PG&E Releases Emails With State Regulators

PG&E Releases Emails With State Regulators

Pacific Gas & Electric has released tens of thousands of new emails between utility employees and state regulators amid investigations into alleged back-channel dealings. Read More

Investigations
Jan 9, 2015 Share
Drone Close Calls in California

Drone Close Calls in California

California pilots had more "close calls" with drones than any other state. Read More

Investigations
Jan 8, 2015 Share
These Donors May Miss Senator Boxer the Most

These Donors May Miss Senator Boxer the Most

When Senator Barbara Boxer leaves office next year, these are the donors who may miss her the most. Read More

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