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San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

PG&E: Shareholders Will Pay For Pipeline Explosion Penalties, Not Customers

Officials at Pacific Gas & Electric say customers will not be paying the massive fines being sought by state regulators in the deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno, but that PG&E’s shareholders will bear that cost.

05/25/2013

SmartMeter protesters gathered outside of Monday's PG&E shareholder meeting. (CBS)

PG&E Earns $260M Last Quarter, Shareholders Meeting Met By Protests

PG&E is reporting higher earnings this last quarter than the same time last year despite penalties from the San Bruno pipeline explosion.

05/14/2012

(CBS)

California Officials Urge PG&E To Replace Potentially Hazardous Gas Pipes

Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier described a brittle brand of plastic pipe used in PG&E distribution lines as a ticking time bomb, but acknowledges the company has committed to replacing the hazardous material.

03/15/2012

Cupertino gas, leak, explosion

New Bill Would Force CPUC To Follow Pipeline Safety Guidelines

The California Public Utilities Commission could soon be under more pressure to address pipeline safety issues in the wake of a number of natural gas explosions. A new bill introduced by Assemblymen Paul Fong and Jerry Hill would require mandatory implementation of NTSB safety recommendations.

10/13/2011

A firefighter carries equipment as he battles a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno, California. (Getty Images)

San Bruno Victims Remembered On Blast Anniversary

Family and friends were among those who gathered at Skyline College Friday to commemorate those who passed away in the PG&E pipeline explosion in San Bruno one year ago.

09/09/2011

San Bruno Explosion

NTSB Blames PG&E ‘Litany Of Failures’ In San Bruno Explosion

Findings in the draft final report, which were publicly discussed for the first time Tuesday by the five-member board, indicate that flawed pipe, operations and oversight led to the disaster.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/30/2011

San Bruno explosion, gas pipeline

Peninsula Firefighters Now Armed With PG&E Pipeline Info

Risk assessments of the Pacific Gas and Electric pipelines that run beneath several peninsula communities have been incorporated into maps the Menlo Park Fire Protection District uses for training and response, said Chief Harold Schapelhouman.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/08/2011

(AP)

PG&E Proposes Lower Stability Standards For Utility Poles

There’s a new effort by PG&E to lower the stability standards for its power poles, and the move has prompted concerns among state regulators in the wake of the San Bruno disaster.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/30/2011

Flames from a massive fire are seen in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Getty Images)

Executives Leaving, PG&E Reorganizing In Wake Of San Bruno Blast

Two top Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executives are resigning—one with a sizeable bonus—as the California utility reorganizes following the deadly explosion on one of its high-pressure gas lines in San Bruno.

CBS San Francisco–04/07/2011

San Bruno explosion, gas pipeline

Pressure Increase On San Bruno Line Violated Rules

The pressure increases that occurred on the natural gas pipeline that exploded in San Bruno last fall violated federal regulations, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle.

CBS San Francisco–02/20/2011

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