Tonight, a breath-taking turn in the story that reduced a California neighborhood to ashes. The images of the natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno were horrific. The walls of flame looked like something from a disaster movie. And now, there’s evidence to suggest it might have been preventable. Documents have surfaced showing P-G-and-E, the local utility that operated the pipeline, knew about a problem with the pipe in another section three years ago and got permission to spend millions of dollars from ratepayers to do repairs. Those repairs were supposed to be done in 2009 but weren’t – even though ratepayers had begun paying for the project. Tonight, Dan Simon is keeping them honest. He’ll have the latest on this new development. We’ll also hear from the head of the utility watchdog group that uncovered the documents.
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