On Deadline: Why is there a "Shut-Off-Valve Gap" between the U.S. and Canada? | September 30, 2011 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |


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Spectrum - September 30, 2011

On Deadline: Why is there a "Shut-Off-Valve Gap" between the U.S. and Canada?

NTSB report loaded with details of PG&E's shortcomings in oversight of its gas pipelines

by Jay Thorwaldson

It's ironic that in the 1950s PG&E was installing a defective gas-transmission line beneath San Bruno while Canada was installing a system of large pipelines with automated shut-off valves.

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Former Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson can be e-mailed at jthorwaldson@paweekly.com and jaythor@well.com.

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