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Feb 13, 2015 Share
California's Wage Theft Problem

California's Wage Theft Problem

Since 2010, nearly a quarter billion dollars of wages did not get paid to California workers. The Investigative Unit uncovers this underground economy in the Bay Area and why even after the courts demand payment, the majority... Read More

Investigations
Feb 16, 2015 Share
Database: Top 100 California Companies by Wage Claims

Database: Top 100 California Companies by Wage Claims

Workers that believe they were unpaid for hours worked can make a claim with the California Department of Labor. This list is the top 100 California companies ranked by total amount awarded by the state. Read More

Investigations
Feb 12, 2015 Share
FDA Inspects Fraction of Umbilical Cord Blood Banks

FDA Inspects Fraction of Umbilical Cord Blood Banks

Storing umbilical cord blood in banks is a multibillion-dollar business. The FDA inspects an average of only 30 of more than 300 facilities registered to store umbilical cord blood each year. NBC Bay Area Investigative Reporter... Read More

Investigations
Feb 12, 2015
NBC Bay Area Investigates Michael Peevey and PG&E

NBC Bay Area Investigates Michael Peevey and PG&E

When Michael Peevey left his position as the president of the California Public Utilities Commission, he did so with amid controversy. Many questioned his close relationship with utility giant PG&E. 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 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

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

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