Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will pay San Bruno, California, $70 million in restitution for the pipeline rupture that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in September 2010, the utility and city said Monday.
Investigators only recently were told that a natural gas pipeline that ruptured last year in San Bruno, California, killing eight people, had a leak more than 20 years before, federal officials said Wednesday.
The death toll in a suspected natural gas explosion that destroyed eight homes in Allentown, Pennsylvania, rose to five Thursday evening, authorities said. The victims include a 4-month-old and a 79-year-old.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday issued seven recommendations, calling six of them urgent, as the result of its investigation into the fiery natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 37 homes in San Bruno, California, four months ago.
California lawmakers approved a measure Friday that will allow victims of the San Bruno gas pipe explosion to take advantage of a $7,000 property tax exemption, according to a statement from Assemblyman Jerry Hill.
Dante and Jody Ravelo returned to their home, which they had evacuated because of the massive gas-line explosion in San Bruno, California, to find that their house survived in good shape. Then, they noticed they had been robbed.
California utility Pacific Gas and Electric will set aside up to $100 million to help rebuild parts of the San Francisco suburb ravaged by a deadly gas explosion last week, the company's president said Monday.
California Sen. Barbara Boxer demanded answers Saturday to questions about why a gas transmission line ruptured in a suburban San Francisco town, triggering a massive fire that killed four people and left five people missing.
Firefighters were battling a gas line or gas-fueled blaze Thursday evening that engulfed dozens of homes and sent bright flames and huge plumes of smoke shooting hundreds of feet into the air in a neighborhood in San Bruno, California, emergency management officials said.