Group worried over Solano County gas pipelines

July 6, 2011 7:21:13 PM PDT
A watchdog group in Solano County is worried a pipeline explosion similar to the one in San Bruno last year could happen there.

The group Healthy Community Research says PG&E is ignoring heavy development around major gas transmission lines.

On Wednesday, members stood ona street in Suisun City where a new Wal-Mart is expected to be built.

The group says heavy trucks will cause constant vibrations no a street with a major gas transmission line running underneath it. The group also claims PG&E has not produced safety records for that line, adding to what they call a "recipe for disaster."

"If it blew up right here, it would take out all the homes," said Anthony Moscarelli, adding that 575 homes would be gone.

A PG&E spokesperson told ABC7 that a safety inspection has taken place on the major gas transmission line running through the neighborhood, but that assessment of the results are still ongoing.

A few days ago, PG&E revealed it misclassified 172 miles of gas transmission lines by not taking into consideration nearby urban development.


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