October 2011, Vol. 238 No. 10


NTSB Recommendations On San Bruno Put Pressure On Congress And Obama Administration

The pipeline safety recommendations issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Aug. 30 puts significant pressure on Congress and the Obama administration to respond to problems discovered as part of the NTSB investigation of the PG&E San Bruno explosion in September 2010. Eight persons were killed and many others injured as a result of that accident. The recommendations go way beyond the legislation Congress has begun to pass through committees and in the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued Aug. 24. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed a pipeline safe

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