Caltrans Told That Bay Bridge Main Support Cable May Be Threatened By LeaksThe Bay Bridge lead designer has warned Caltrans that the cable that holds up the new bridge's eastern span is vulnerable to corrosion because of rainwater leaking into its anchorages.
Urine May Have Caused Light Pole To Topple Onto Car In San FranciscoA three-story tall lamp post that toppled over onto a car and nearly crushing a driver in San Francisco may have fallen due to corrosion caused by urine.
Know Anyone Who Drives A Lexus? 423,000 Vehicles Recalled For Fuel Leak Fire Risk Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.
Report: New Bay Bridge Is Rusting In Critical AreasA newspaper reported Sunday that the findings have alarmed engineering experts who say the rust could have long-term implications for the new span.
Chevron Report Details Failures That Led To Richmond Refinery FireCorrosion that damaged a steel pipe led to a disastrous fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery last August, oil company officials confirmed in a report released Friday.
Pipes At Chevron Refinery In Richmond Showed Major CorrosionFederal investigators continue to look into what caused last month's fire at the Richmond refinery.
Feinstein Calls For Investigation Into Gas Price Spike After Richmond FireCalifornia Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling for a federal investigation into gasoline price spikes that followed the fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond earlier this month. The call comes as investigations focus on the type of crude oil used at the site.
Refinery Probe Focuses On Corrosion In Old PipeFederal investigators probing the cause of a massive Chevron oil refinery fire in Northern California are focusing on possible corrosion in a decades-old pipe the company inspected late last year.
Preservationists Say Coit Tower Concessions Violate Spirit Of Prop BA concession lease up for approval Thursday that allows for private parties at Coit Tower once a month violates the spirit of a non-binding measure recently approved by voters urging the city to limit commercial activity at the popular landmark, preservationists said.