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San Bruno Stories: “She’s screaming into her cell phone, and all I heard was screaming”

September 9, 2011 | 11:14 am

San Bruno Stories: “She’s screaming into her cell phone, and all I heard was screaming”

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September 9 marks the one-year anniversary of the San Bruno pipeline explosion and subsequent fire in which eight people were killed and 38 homes destroyed. Leading up to the anniversary, KQED has been interviewing survivors of the disaster. This is Part 5. Click here for Parts 1-4. Bill Magoolaghan’s wife, Betty, was eight months pregnant […]

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San Bruno Stories: “I knew our house and the greatest cats in the world were gone, but I was smiling…”

September 8, 2011 | 2:58 pm

San Bruno Stories: “I knew our house and the greatest cats in the world were gone, but I was smiling…”

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September 9 will mark the one-year anniversary of the San Bruno pipeline explosion and subsequent fire in which eight people were killed and 38 homes destroyed. Leading up to the anniversary, KQED is interviewing survivors of the disaster. This is Part 4; click here for Parts 1-3. Gene O’Neil has lived in San Bruno for […]

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San Bruno Stories: “The kids ask, ‘why was the fire on our house?’”

September 6, 2011 | 1:13 pm

San Bruno Stories: “The kids ask, ‘why was the fire on our house?’”

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September 9 will mark the one-year anniversary of the San Bruno pipeline explosion and subsequent fire in which eight people were killed and 38 homes destroyed. Leading up to the anniversary, Amy Standen of KQED QUEST is interviewing survivors of the disaster. This is Part 3; click here for Parts 1 and 2. Phil Perserchio […]

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Morning Splash: NTSB Slams PG&E Over San Bruno; SF Mayoral Race; MS-13 Gang Members Convicted; Bonds Sentencing Dec 16

August 31, 2011 | 7:51 am

Morning Splash: NTSB Slams PG&E Over San Bruno; SF Mayoral Race; MS-13 Gang Members Convicted; Bonds Sentencing Dec 16

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Feds come down hard on PG&E for San Bruno blast (SF Chronicle) Federal investigators pinned blame Tuesday squarely on Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for the natural gas pipeline blast in San Bruno, condemning shoddy company safety practices for the devastation of a neighborhood and the deaths of eight people. The National Transportation Safety Board, […]

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Read NTSB Summary of San Bruno Investigation and Its 28 Findings

August 30, 2011 | 2:55 pm

Read NTSB Summary of San Bruno Investigation and Its 28 Findings

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Update 2:25 p.m. The NTSB has posted the Executive Summary of its Pipeline Accident Report, which includes 28 findings. Read it here. The NTSB says this under a section called Probable Cause: The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) (1) inadequate […]

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San Bruno Stories: “He still had smoke coming off his entire body.”

August 30, 2011 | 11:23 am

San Bruno Stories: “He still had smoke coming off his entire body.”

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September 9 will mark the one-year anniversary of the San Bruno pipeline explosion and subsequent fire in which eight people were killed and 38 homes destroyed. Leading up to the anniversary, Amy Standen of KQED QUEST is interviewing survivors of the disaster. This is Part Two of the series; you can listen to Part 1 […]

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San Bruno Stories: “I didn’t want to die. But then I go, whatever, I didn’t want my kids to die.”

August 29, 2011 | 12:29 pm

San Bruno Stories: “I didn’t want to die. But then I go, whatever, I didn’t want my kids to die.”

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September 9 will mark the one-year anniversary of the San Bruno pipeline explosion and subsequent fire in which eight people were killed and 38 homes destroyed. Leading up to the anniversary, Amy Standen of KQED QUEST is interviewing survivors of the disaster. On Sept 9, 2010, Kevin Ashley was home with his two children on […]

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July 15, 2011 | 10:23 am

Interview: SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Threat to Sue CPUC Over Lax Pipeline Regulation

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Yesterday San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced he had filed an “intent to sue” the CPUC and federal regulators for not enforcing federal pipeline safety standards. The notice of intent to sue Herrera delivered late today is a legally-required precursor to civil litigation by San Francisco, which will seek a federal court order to […]

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Video: NTSB Chairwoman, in San Bruno, Addresses PG&E Delay in Reporting Previous Leak

June 9, 2011 | 9:35 am

Video: NTSB Chairwoman, in San Bruno, Addresses PG&E Delay in Reporting Previous Leak

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Yesterday, NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman visited the site of the San Bruno gas pipeline blast. Congresswoman Jackie Speier, introducing Hersman, called the area an “open wound.” Hersman revealed yesterday that PG&E had waited until only recently to inform the NTSB that the pipeline that ruptured at a defective weld last year, causing a fire that […]

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June 8, 2011 | 10:21 am

NTSB Chair Says PG&E Reported 1988 San Bruno Pipeline Leak Just Recently

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From AP: SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) Nearly nine months after federal investigators began probing a deadly pipeline explosion near San Francisco, a California utility quietly revealed its ruptured line had sprung a leak in a nearby spot years before, a top safety official said. National Transportation Safety Board Chair Deborah Hersman called Pacific Gas & […]

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