Tuesday, October 5, 2010

PG&E refuses to share pipeline maps with San Jose fire department

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Nearly two weeks after PG&E made public the list of its Top-100 highest-risk natural gas pipelines in the Bay Area and promised to share information about them with cities, the company has yet to provide
numerous basic details to local officials.
In San Jose, PG&E has refused to supply the fire department and public
works officials a map showing where the shut-off valves on its transmission lines are located, or to provide information about the pressure in its pipelines, citing security concerns.
"I'm not satisfied," said San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed. "I come from the trust-but-verify school. We've got to protect the people of San Jose."
The company has yet to furnish the exact locations of three pipeline segments near North San Jose that are on the Top-100 list, so San Jose leaders still don't even know whether the pipes are located in the city limits, the county or in Milpitas.

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