L.A. struggles with how to deal with quake-susceptible buildings

Credit: CBS News

California has spent $6 billion to upgrade highways and bridges to make them better able to withstand earthquakes, but there are still hundreds of concrete buildings that need reinforcement to bring them up to code. However, while some owners have done retrofits, the cost of adding the necessary reinforcement is beyond the reach of many. The city is looking for ways to help mitigate the costs, while some City Council members are calling for verification that the problem is as widespread as reports indicate.

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