Deadly San Bruno gas explosion focus of NTSB hearing

Mar 1, 2011

Today, the National Transportation Safety Board started a three-day hearing on the San Bruno accident. Last September, a pipeline rupture sent a giant pillar of fire shooting into the air, killing eight people and leaving dozens of homes in the San Francisco suburb in ruins. A top federal safety official is promising to take “every step possible” to prevent another such explosion in the future. Officials from Pacific Gas and Electric Company are scheduled to testify. KPCC’s Kitty Felde joins us from the hearings in Washington D.C. to give us the latest.

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