In Wake of San Bruno, PHMSA Calls Oversight of IM Programs "Lacking"

February 2011
Underground Construction;Feb2011, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p10
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The article reports on hearings by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regarding its findings from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California in September 2010. The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued an advisory bulletin to pipeline operators that outlined deficiences in integrity management (IM) programs. Comments from industry experts on the issue are included.


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