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PG&E knew of pipeline threats, FBI agent testimony shows in San Bruno explosion trial

Published Tuesday July 19

SAN FRANCISCO >> PG&E spiked the pressure beyond the maximum allowed on a lot of pipelines, didn’t have pressure test records on a lot of lines, and was aware of threats on the pipes, including one that blew up in a fatal explosion in San Bruno, according to company records scoured by an FBI agent who testified in the company’s fraud> trial on Tuesday.

Separately, PG&E provided federal officials investigating the causes of the San Bruno explosion 2 different versions of its policy for spiking pressure on pipelines, documents presented at the trial showed.

“That line is near Aptos High School,” Agent Flores said.

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