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PG&E: Burst pipeline likely caused by backhoe

Original post made on Nov 7, 2011

==B Update:== A PG&E natural gas pipeline that exploded during pressure testing on Sunday afternoon, causing a mudslide across Interstate 280 in Woodside, was likely damaged by a backhoe, a utility spokesman said Monday.
[Web Link ■ PG&E gas-main leak detected near here]

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, November 6, 2011, 8:22 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Martha, a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Nov 7, 2011 at 5:50 am

Hoping it is common practice for P,G&E to inform local fire agencies prio to conducting these tests and this was omitted from the article.


Posted by R.Gordon, a resident of another community
on Nov 7, 2011 at 8:49 am

Just imagine the chaos of the long overdue earthquake which would strand residents forever, depending on how bad it will be...
I have power generators hospital sized which run on diesel and plenty of backup.
I also have a two bedroom 2400 sq.ft cement bunker underground like Der Feuhrer.
The county would not okay a heliport, but we spend so little time in our home as it is.Also, accomdations for 15 children complete with schoolroom. The parents of the children are within walking distance, so we will not be reacting like the normal County millionairs.


Posted by Joseph E. Davis, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 7, 2011 at 10:33 am

How is it that a pipeline being tested can flood enough water to shut down an interstate highway without the testers noticing the problem and aborting the test?


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