The tragedy in San Bruno that left four dead, 60 injured and many more displaced has put an eerie feeling in the air. Realizing the close proximity to San Francisco, many are taking more of an active awareness to what we normally overlook or don’t pay attention to much because it’s in another person’s or company’s hands.
Residents of San Francisco now want to know where gas lines run in our neighborhoods.
Recently a spokeswoman for PG&E reported on KRON 4 News that they can’t pinpoint exactly where they lie; they can only estimate. Yet that is contradicted by the maps you can find through an on-line mapping program that is publicly available through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration as a part of the U.S Department of Transportation.
Running through the southeastern portion of the Mission is one of the transmission pipelines, that is similar to the one that exploded in San Bruno. As a consequence to the recent tragedy, PG&E is requiring that a statewide inspection is completed. It is unclear when their inspection process will begin, however an inspection plan is due by Sept. 23 for review. PG&E is going to be required to make evaluations, fix any found issues, and report back by Oct. 12, 2010.
Residents of the Mission reportedly saw a higher volume of PG&E trucks working on a few blocks of the Mission on Tuesday evening. PG&E has not confirmed the service reports.
U.S Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration