Hearing on PG&E Gas Pipeline Safety Scheduled for Monday

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    A vent pipe for a natural gas underground pipeline.

    Worries about PG&E natural gas pipelines prompted officials to schedule a hearing Monday morning.

    This all comes after San Carlos officials said they learned about an unsafe pipeline by reading about in the newspaper, not hearing it from PG&E.

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    PG&E workers e-mailed concerns that San Carlos could be vulnerable to an explosion, similar to the one that rocked San Bruno three years ago.

    San Carlos did not find out  about the concerns until about a year after the e-mails were sent.

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    Related: CPUC Orders PG&E to Keep San Carlos Pipeline Closed, Starts Safety Investigation

    San Carlos Declares State of Emergency Over PG&E Pipeline

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    City officials in San Carlos, Calif. have declared a State of Emergency after a series of internal PG&E e-mails sparked safety concerns over a natural gas line that runs through the city. Issues with the gas line include certain sections made up of a "thin wall" pipe made in 1929 and external corrosion with fatigue cracks on the pipe. City leaders on Friday also requested PG&E shut down the pipeline until a hearing could be conducted with CPUC to address the issue. PG&E declined the request, according to city officials. The city on Friday night obtained a temporary injunction against PG&E in San Mateo County Superior Court requiring PG&E to immediately shut off service to pipeline 147. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 24. (Published Friday, Oct 4, 2013)

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