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PG&E pipeline-testing project in Palo Alto begins

Original post made on Aug 15, 2011

The PG&E gas-pipeline-testing project began with staging and excavation Thursday and will continue through late September, according to a schedule released by the City of Palo Alto Utilities department.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 12, 2011, 1:49 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Moi, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

No comments yet? Seriously?

You guys all took the week off or something? Sheila? Anybody?


Posted by Palo Alton, a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 17, 2011 at 12:23 am

Wtf? Is this in any way harmful? I am smelling gas. It only makes sense that smelling this for an extended period of time can hurt someone. I can only imagine what it can do to a kid/infant.
What assurances do we have that this "release" isnt going to harm us in the long term? (or even Short term)
concerned resident


Posted by Debra Katz, a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:42 am

I am the Communications Manager for the City of Palo Alto Utilities. In case anyone is rechecking this page about this story...some of the information is no longer up to date. The actual testing of the "T-29" section of the pipeline has been delayed to Saturday September 10th, due to problems in cleaning out the line. The pipeline cleaning is part of the preparation for testing. The next steps are to fill the line with water, let the water "settle" and then put the water under high pressure to see if there are any cracks, leaks etc.
For more details, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/safeutility and click on the PG&E Pipeline Testing link.


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