Breaking News: Official San Bruno Report Clears Pipe Bursting

Carpenter, Robert
September 2011
Underground Construction;Sep2011, Vol. 66 Issue 9, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the issued findings by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regarding the pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California on September 9, 2010. It notes that the owners of the natural gas transmission pipeline owned by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Co. has been found to have been negligent and lacking oversight in terms of pipeline saty. Moreover, further inveswtigations shows that PG&E have no knowledge on the kind of pipe installed under the city since 1956.


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