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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

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Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
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

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
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

Monday, Feb 2, 2015
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

Sunday, Feb 1, 2015
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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