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Racism at Oroville

Mar 15, 2019

Judge says lawsuit’s claims of racism, corruption at Oroville Dam can go forward:  “Blockbuster claims in a lawsuit that a racist, sexist, corrupt culture contributed to the near-catastrophic failure of Oroville Dam two years ago can go forward, a Sacramento judge ruled Thursday.  The decision by Sacramento Superior Court Judge James McFetridge sets the stage for what plaintiffs’ attorneys vow will be a deep dive into claims of a poisonous work culture that nearly disastrously compromised the nation’s tallest dam and the safety of nearly 200,000 residents downstream. ... ”  Read more from the Sacramento Bee here:  Judge says lawsuit’s claims of racism, corruption at Oroville Dam can go forward

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