Saturday, June 25, 2011

PG & - E-faces $26 M fine for 2008-blast

Saturday, June 25, 2011

(SACRAMENTO, June 21, UPI)-Pacific gas and electric co. has decided a 26 million US dollars for an explosion 2008 fine, the homeowner 72-year-old killed, officials say California.

Officials say that the explosion while less deadly the blast resembled in Rancho Cordova, a suburb of Sacramento, in September 2010, the eight people killed and destroyed a quarter of San Bruno, South of San Francisco, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. In both cases, investigators said, used PG & E inferior pipe, the error caused catastrophic leaks.

Jim Hall, a former Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, the two explosions called "mirror images voneinander-- only a few people are dead in one of them."

Wilbert Paana died during the 2008 explosion that on low-quality pipe installed under his possession two years previously blamed been. The investigation began after the explosion of San Bruno, when questions about the safety of PG & E pipelines was created.

Robert Cagen, a lawyer with the State public utilities Commission, helped the settlement, called it "a good end to a bad situation," the Chronicle said.

The fine must be approved by the PUC.

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