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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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