Eighteen months after the PG&E natural gas pipeline explosion and resulting fire in San Bruno, the company has agreed to pay $70 million in reparations to the city.
California’s two coastal nuclear power plants are built to withstand ground accelerations worse than those that ravaged Japan. But questions remain about how they would stand up to the unlikely tsunami.
After the Sept. 9 PG&E gas-line explosion in San Bruno, residents received an outpouring of community support. In this video, victims, volunteers and city leaders recount acts of heroism on the night of the fire.
An East Palo Alto City Council member scolded PG&E last week, saying the utility’s mistake in naming the wrong location of a potential at-risk pipeline in the city highlights a larger problem: lack of respect.
Council member Peter Evans wasn’t satisfied with a public apology by PG&E representative Jimmy Harris during the Sept. 27 City Council meeting.
“We’re seeing you now because you’ve failed any type of relationship with us,” Evans said. “You gave our community no respect, sir. No respect at all. And we don’t appreciate that.