Pipe

About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach spreading along about four miles of beach within a few hours. The largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters at the time occurred in the same section of the coast where numerous offshore oil platforms can be seen, giving birth to the modern American environmental movement.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

9-Mile Oil Slick Coats Scenic Central California Coast After Pipeline Spill Near Santa Barbara

Oil floating off the California coast after a spill from a broken pipe now stretches about 9 miles.

05/19/2015

A Walnut Creek man's backyard was turned into a mud pit by a burst EBMUD water pipe. (CBS)

Burst 87-Inch Aqueduct Sends 500,000 Gallons Of Water Into Walnut Creek Backyard

A leaking aqueduct made a mess of a Walnut Creek neighborhood this week.

02/22/2015

Chevron Fire Wednesday Morning

Chevron Says Ruptured Pipe Did Not Cause Morning Refinery Fire In Richmond

Chevron is disputing an assessment by fire officials that a burst crude oil processing pipeline at its Richmond refinery led to a small fire there early Wednesday morning.

07/16/2014

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Comedian Tries, Fails To Shock San Franciscans By ‘Smoking Crack’ In Public

The people over at the YouTube channel Comedy Experiments took to the streets of San Francisco with a fake crack pipe to see people’s reactions to a guy “smoking crack” in public.

07/07/2014

Crews were working to repair a broken water line in San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood Tuesday morning. (CBS)

Water Line Break Floods Streets In SF’s Lower Haight

Crews were working to repair a broken water line in San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood Tuesday morning, a fire dispatcher said.

03/11/2014

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San Rafael Water Main Break Shuts Down Elementary School

A school in San Rafael is closed Monday morning because of a water main break that occurred nearby early Monday morning, a school employee said.

03/03/2014

Foul Odor Overwhelms Residents in San Rafael’s Spinnaker Point Neighborhood

Some San Rafael residents are suffering through a stinky summer.

08/26/2013

A man walks by the Oakland Police Department headquarters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Public Briefly Allowed Back Inside OPD Headquarters After Toilet Pipe Flooding Problem

After reopening briefly Wednesday morning, Oakland police headquarters has been closed to the public again until further notice because of water damage caused by a plumbing problem, a police spokeswoman said.

06/05/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

State, Federal Regulators Release Report On Chevron Refinery Fire In Richmond

The report concluded that a pipe ruptured due to severe sulfidation corrosion and there was a very low concentration of corrosion-inhibiting silicon in the ruptured pipe.

02/13/2013

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2 Water Mains Burst Overnight In Redwood City

Two separate water mains broke Tuesday morning in Redwood City, flooding two homes and damaging an intersection, a city water department supervisor said.

11/20/2012

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