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PG&E Promises to Compensate Victims of California Explosion

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As the search for victims of the San Bruno, California gas pipeline explosion continues, the company that owned the line responsible has announced that it is setting up a $100 million compensation fund for victims. According to The Los Angeles Times, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) said it expects to distribute checks by the end of the week of up to $50,000 for immediate moves and daily needs. Money from the fund will also be paid directly to the city to help rebuild streets, parks and sidewalks.

The blast, which is known to have killed at least four people, occurred last Thursday around 6:00 p.m., and set off a fire that engulfed a large part of the San Francisco suburb. Fifty-two people were injured and 37 homes were destroyed, while scores of others sustained damage. Four people remained unaccounted for Sunday. Additional remains have been discovered, and are being tested to determine their origin and identity.

A PG&G spokesman said last Friday that the company’s gas transmission line ruptured, leading to the blaze. It is not known what caused the rupture. According to a CNN report, the ruptured line was installed in 1948, and had a “relatively high risk and likelihood of failure,” according to a PG&E document obtained by the network. The document recommended the line be replaced because of its proximity to a populated area. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the gas line had an unusual construction, in that it contained a longitudinal seam and numerous welds indicating it had been made from many small segments of steel pipe.

The California Public Utilities Commission has ordered PG&E to inspect all of its natural gas pipelines in the state, and to focus on high-pressure pipelines in heavily populated areas. The Commission also wants PG&E to detail how much it has spent to replace pipelines and ensure their safety since 2005.

According to Bloomberg News, a PG&E spokesman said the company inspected the
pipeline involved in the blast in November and performed an annual gas-leak assessment in March. However, the official would not discuss the results of the inspections.

Residents returned to 293 of the 377 homes in the neighborhood over a three-and-a-half-hour period Sunday afternoon. The 84 homes still off limits were either destroyed, have extensive damage or are on a police perimeter that encompasses the zone closest to the blast site.

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