San Bruno Considers Demanding Removal of Damaged Pipeline

By: Brian Shields - Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:07:10 -0800

     SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) - Officials in San Bruno are considering ordering sections of the pipeline that caused a deadly explosion in 2010 to be ripped out of the neighborhood it set aflame.

      Residents have been pushing for the gas transmission line to be removed since it ruptured on Sept. 9, 2010. The blast and ensuing inferno killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.

      Until recently, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. had said the company planned to plug its pipeline with concrete. The pipeline has not been in service since the explosion.

      City workers have recommended tearing out a portion of the pipeline, but leaving in other sections and filling them with concrete.

       The city council will discuss various approaches at its meeting Tuesday evening.

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