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California Claims PG&E Falsified Gas Safety Records

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A massive fire from a pipeline explosion in September 2010 in San Bruno, Calif. State regulators are accusing PG&E of falsifying gas pipeline-safety records.

A massive fire from a pipeline explosion in September 2010 in San Bruno, Calif. State regulators are accusing PG&E of falsifying gas pipeline-safety records.


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falsified natural gas pipeline-safety records over five years, California regulators said Friday, dealing another blow to the state’s largest utility as it struggles with mounting lawsuits stemming from devastating wildfires.

The California Public Utilities Commission said an investigation by its safety division found that PG&E lacked sufficient staffing to locate and mark natural-gas pipelines as required by law, and pressured employees to complete the work.

Appeared in the December 15, 2018, print edition as ‘State Says PG&E Falsified Records.’

Source: WSJ.com: US Business
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