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March 2, 2011 | 9:00 am

“Duration of Fire” Called Inconsquential in PG&E Memo Rejecting Shut-Off Valves

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The National Transportation Safety Board began three days of hearings yesterday on last September’s natural gas pipeline disaster in San Bruno. Highlights of the first day’s testimony center on PG&E’s admission that after a 2006 review of automatic and remotely operated pipeline-shutoff valves, it decided that the devices wouldn’t do much to protect life or […]

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Morning Splash: San Bruno; Warrior Owner’s Story; Something Stinks in S.F.

February 28, 2011 | 8:22 am

Morning Splash: San Bruno; Warrior Owner’s Story; Something Stinks in S.F.

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San Bruno blast: Federal hearings could affect laws (San Francisco Chronicle) Federal investigators will convene an extraordinary, three-day public hearing this week on the deadly natural gas blast in San Bruno – an inquiry that could affect pipeline safety laws in California and around the nation. The fact-finding hearing, which starts Tuesday in Washington, D.C., […]

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