CPUC Mulls Fines In Deadly PG&E Blast

Law360, New York (November 22, 2010, 3:07 PM EST) -- The California Public Utilities Commission has said it is evaluating potential fines against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. stemming from a December 2008 natural gas pipeline explosion that killed one person and injured five others.

The agency said Friday that an investigation by its Consumer Protection and Safety Division had revealed that the incident in the Sacramento suburb of Rancho Cordova, Calif., was caused by gas leaking from a September 2006 pipe repair done by PG&E that did not meet federal and state requirements for pipes...
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