22 Leaks On Pipelines On Misplaced PG&E Maps; 1 Critical In Pittsburg

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials are acknowledging that the utility failed to inspect about 14 miles of gas distribution pipelines in Contra Costa County because several maps had been misplaced.

PG&E spokesman David Eisenhauer said Friday that after the missing maps were reported by an employee earlier this month, inspections of the pipelines revealed 22 leaks, including one so-called “Grade 1” leak in Pittsburg.

The utility says that leak, considered to be hazardous, was repaired Friday.

The 21 other leaks were not considered to be hazardous.

PG&E said the distribution lines, smaller lines that provide gas service directly to homes and businesses, were installed between 1992 and 2008.

The utility notified the California Public Utilities Commission of what it termed an “oversight” over the misplaced maps in a filing Friday.

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  • Thomas H. Clifford

    An the hits keep on coming. When is PG&E going to admit that not only do they not know what is in the ground they also don’t know were it is. PUC do your job an get this company under control before more people get killed.


    1oo billion isnt enough to replace lost lives and turning a blind eye for profits. then they move pg&e electric as a seperate entity.right out of the corporate playbook of C Y ASS

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