PG&E To Test For Faulty Transmission Lines
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NPR's Richard Gonzales reports.
RICHARD GONZALES: After the San Bruno explosion and fire, the California Public Utilities Commission ordered the company to turn over pipeline pressure test records for all the transmission lines running through populated areas. PG&E turned over some records, but said it couldn't find others. That's not acceptable, says commission executive director Paul Clannon.
PAUL CLANNON: They need to get the message strongly that business as usual doesn't cut it for natural gas pipeline safety, and they need to get us the records that we need to set those pressures safely.
GONZALES: Richard Gonzales, NPR News, San Francisco.
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