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On this day in history

NCE is celebrating 40 years of being at the heart of industry by looking back at the stories that have broken over the years. Published in NCE today in...

1977

Flood-gate hesitation led to Brazil flood

Early investigations into the collapse of two hydroelectric dams on 21 January point to delays in operating flood gates at the dams as a possible reason for their failure.

1994

French store collapse inquiry points to overloaded roof

Excessive loads from a roof garden that was too deep and saturated by torrential rain is the most likely cause of last week's Casino supermarket collapse in Nice, French engineers said last week.