Panel Blasts PG&E And State Regulators
Don't Miss This
- Lawyer Allegedly Caught During Sexual Encounter With Jailed Inmate Fires Back
- Man Allegedly Sets Himself And Wife On Fire In Stockton
- Davis Teen Gets 52 Years To Life In Brutal Slaying Of Elderly Couple In Their Beds
- Caltrans May Pick Up The Tab For Your Car’s Pothole Damage
- Folsom District’s Response To Seventh-Grader’s Suicide Drawing Heavy Scrutiny
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A high-level, independent probing last year’s deadly California pipeline explosion says urgent reforms are needed to fix ongoing problems at the pipeline company and inside a state utility commission.
Panelists told the California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday that the blast was a consequence of multiple management and oversight weaknesses at Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
The panelists also say the utility commission lacked the resources to monitor the company’s pipeline safety work and failed to pay enough attention to concerns about PG&E’s performance.
The Sept. 9 explosion in San Bruno killed seven people and sparked a fireball that torched 38 homes in the hills overlooking San Francisco Bay.
PG&E did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)