September 15th, 2010
09:46 PM ET

Documents show PG&E knew about pipeline problem: Join the Live Chat

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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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soundoff (119 Responses)
  1. Karen, MN

    Good Night

    September 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson, and bloggers Emily, Mike, and Megan.

    September 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Libby

    Welp, another hour just zipped by again. Thank you Anderson 360 crew and 'bestest bloggers' on the net! 😀

    September 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Kenya

    Poor thing. Talk about being terrified! lol
    Goodnight Mr. Cooper and everyone.

    September 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Chi

    Good night, AC, 360ers and Isha 🙂

    September 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Emily

    Good night Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David & Isabel, Megan, Nicole, Sree, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, & Bloggers!

    Time went by SO fast.
    Have a great night.

    September 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    That guys screaming was REALLY intense. I felt sorry for him–after I laughed.

    September 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! "We all scream for ice cream!"

    September 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360 Team and fellow bloggers.
    Good show this evening Anderson.

    September 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Karen, MN

    My parents live on a lake in Northern Wisconsin. The north end of the lake had a large white fish die off. Same reason low oxygen levels.

    Funny shot. That's why I don't go on those rides.

    September 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Emily

    This is hilarious! I wonder if those guys saw that?

    September 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Chi

    Re the Shot: 😀 😀

    September 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Sharon Hastings

    I will be surprised if independents vote for O'Donnell in a general election and democrats certainly won't and some Republicans won't, so where will her votes to win come from??

    September 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Libby

    That guy in the carnival ride.. too funny! 😀

    September 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    How did anyone (especially cleaning workers) not see that man in the airport restroom? Ewww...

    So sad to hear about the fish in Louisiana. Me too, it gives me the heebie geebies.

    Great show tonight Anderson! How fast the hour flies by. Have a great evening everyone.

    September 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Sounds like Homeland Security has too much time on their hands. Maybe they need a little downsizing.

    September 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  17. Emily

    YUCK! Look at all those fish?! ...oh, gross..

    September 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Di

    Thank you for continuing to go beyond; bringing the facts to light. Sweet dreams, Anderson

    September 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  19. lisal -canada

    i have a great respect for profilers. what bothers me, though, is that sometimes profiles are just like stereotypes. probably accurate for a large percentage (read ... bell curve) of the populus, but by no means always correct. facts are always important when it comes to both proving and disproving information. "that's what it looked like" is not a fact – it is often a subjective judgement call.

    September 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
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