Disasters

California In Flames Right Now, With Fires Fueled By Historic Drought

"California is burning. The state has nine active wildfires as large as 25 acres or more, including the massive Clayton fire north of San Francisco that forced nearly 1,500 residents to flee their homes after it erupted Saturday in dry conditions created by the state’s extreme drought. On Sunday the blaze doubled in size."

Source: Wash Post, 08/16/2016

"PG&E Convicted Of Obstructing Blast Probe, Breaking Safety Laws"

"Nearly six years after a defective natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, killing eight people and destroying 38 homes, a federal court jury convicted Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on Tuesday of obstructing the federal probe of the blast and of violating pipeline safety laws both before and after the disaster."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 08/10/2016

A Secret Group Bought The Ingredients For A Dirty Bomb — Here In U.S.

"The clandestine group’s goal was clear: Obtain the building blocks of a radioactive 'dirty bomb' — capable of poisoning a major city for a year or more — by openly purchasing the raw ingredients from authorized sellers inside the United States."

Source: Ctr for Public Integrity, 08/05/2016

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