California schools need greater push for seismic building upgrades

March 22, 2011
Japan earthquake brings attention to state’s retrofitting efforts

From NPR: California's five-year-old program for helping public schools seismically retrofit their most vulnerable buildings has so far disbursed only a tiny portion of the $200 million set aside for the work. Experts say thousands of potentially dangerous concrete school buildings, high-rise apartments and hospitals that were built before California changed its building code in 1976 have not even been identified.

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