1988 gas leak found on exploded San Bruno pipeline
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (KABC) -- Further details about a deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion in September were revealed Wednesday.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spokesman Brian Swanson says staff found documentation on May 20 of a small leak on the same transmission line in 1988 about nine miles south of the neighborhood devastated by September's deadly pipeline blast.
Swanson says the company replaced a 12-foot portion of the leaking pipe the same year.
Eight people were killed and 38 homes destroyed in the inferno.
PG&E says staffers just found a report on the 1988 leak and turned it over to federal investigators.
A National Transportation Safety Board spokesperson says it's "troubling" that the utility only revealed the leak a few weeks ago, nearly nine months after the investigation began.
The NTSB hasn't determined the exact cause of the blast.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
fire, explosion, san francisco, california news
- Oklahoma tornadoes level homes, kill man
- Deputies gun down armed man during fight
- Loot-seeking vandals trash Palmdale church
- Calif. law takes effect on microstamping guns
- Man's body found in vacant apartment in IE
- 1 arrested, 2 outstanding after VC pursuit
- Deputies rescue stranded Swedish family
- Greuel, Garcetti meet with LA churchgoers
- 2 FBI agents killed in Va. training accident
- abcnews: 1st lady jokes about president's failures
- Beckham in tears as he bids farewell to Paris
- 'Star Trek' tops box office with $70.6M debut
- Taylor Swift wins big at Billboard Awards
- OTRC: Jennifer Lawrence's accused stalker arrested