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Comment: 13:10 - 14:04 (00:54)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 16. Mass Wasting
Keywords: "Bob McJones", landslide, "Portuguese Bend", "Palos Verdes Peninsula", "mass wasting", mitigation, "geologic hazard"

Our transcription: Other residents in the area have developed equally inventive methods of coping with the restless ground.
Bob McJones has placed his home atop three large containers, the kind used on cargo ships.
The three containers were welded into a triangle.
The containers are strong enough that they will support the weight of the house comfortably, and the house is now resting on the ground in only three places, just like a tripod.
The result of this is that if one of those three supports settles or it goes up due to landslide action, it's only a few minutes work to raise or lower that corner of the house, and the house is back level.
These are at best only temporary solutions.
Attempts to permanently stabilize the landslide itself continue.

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