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Oroville Dam: Feds and state officials ignored warnings 12 years ago
More than a decade ago, federal and state officials rejected concerns that the spillway at Oroville Dam could erode during heavy winter rains and cause a catastrophe.
oroville  water  disaster  california  oops 
february 2017 by ignatz
Waffle House Index - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Waffle House Index is an informal metric used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine the impact of a storm and the likely scale of assistance required for disaster recovery. The measure is based on the reputation of the Waffle House restaurant chain for staying open during extreme weather and for reopening quickly
disaster  statistics  usa  government  waffles  data 
october 2016 by ignatz
Ross Store Explosion
Methane from the La Brea Tar Pits blew up a store in 1985
losangeles  history  volcano  fire  disaster  labrea 
march 2016 by ignatz
The Strangest, Most Spectacular Bridge Collapse (And How We Got It Wrong) | Motherboard
How a textbook example of an engineering failure—and the famous video that captured it—got twisted.
infrastructure  disaster  engineering  risks 
december 2015 by ignatz
The 727 that Vanished | History | Air & Space Magazine
A case pursued by the FBI, the CIA, the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security, CENTCOM, and the sister of Ben Padilla
aviation  disaster  mystery 
december 2015 by ignatz
Swissair 111 : The Untold Story - the fifth estate - YouTube
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aviation  disaster 
december 2015 by ignatz
Project design flood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The project design flood is a hypothetical "maximum probable" flood of the Mississippi River used by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to aid in the design and execution of flood protection in the Mississippi Valley.
disaster  flood  wikipedia 
april 2014 by ignatz
Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown | FRONTLINE | PBS
good in depth documentary about the fukushima reactor after 3/11
japan  documentary  fukushima  311  nuclear  disaster 
march 2012 by ignatz
Coffin corner (aviation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the altitude at or near which a fast fixed-wing aircraft's stall speed is equal to the critical Mach number, at a given gross weight and G-force loading. At this altitude the airplane becomes nearly impossible to keep in stable flight.
via:popular  aviation  wikipedia  slang  disaster 
june 2011 by ignatz
Max Hodges Photography
well-shot set of photos of the japan disaster
japan  disaster  photos 
march 2011 by ignatz
What we know, and don't know, about Japan's reactors
Panel of MIT nuclear engineers aims for clarity about the state of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
japan  nuclear  disaster  MIT  science  physics 
march 2011 by ignatz
Bud's Offshore Energy (BOE)
blog of oil industry insider and engineer
oil  disaster  deepwaterhorizon  bp  blog  energy  drilling 
june 2010 by ignatz
Runaway Transcript
audio and transcript of a terrified train engineer on a runaway train
trains  disaster  audio  documentary  canada  history  trainwreck 
september 2008 by ignatz

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