Baldwin Hills Dam Disaster
Today we are used to seeing disasters unfold live on TV. But in 1963, it was all new.
More info here.
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
We've come a long way, baby. Little stuff like this wouldn't even reach the 5 o'clock news and wouldn't survive the 24hr cycle.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/23/12 at 10:33 AM
Interesting. The Wiki article points out that this disaster was primarily due to subsidence caused by oil extraction, but oil-friendly experts shielded the industry from blame for several decades.
Posted by Harvey on 09/23/12 at 07:24 PM
Blame it on big oil.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/24/12 at 12:27 AM
When they don't tell people that their extraction was causing subsidence? Sure, why not blame big oil? I mean, whose fault would it be otherwise, the earth's?
Posted by Fluffy Bunny Slippers on 09/24/12 at 02:25 PM
Dam what a disaster!
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 09/24/12 at 08:30 PM
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