Residents of San Bruno heard from federal and state officials last night about the ongoing investigation into last week's natural gas pipeline explosion. About 200 people attended a town hall meeting at a local church. Reporter: Sarah Varney
Federal and state officials held a town hall meeting at a local church Monday night to speak with San Bruno residents about the ongoing investigation into the explosion and fire. About 200 people attended the meeting.
An alphabet soup of state and federal agencies explained to their role in the investigation and what they can specifically do to help help residents.
Some residents were concerned that the pipelines where they live are not safe. Others asked for Pacific Gas & Electric to re-route the pipeline that blew up last week. A PG&E spokeswoman said that the company is considering about that.
Many of the questions came from home owners who were anxious to rebuild. Congresswoman Jackie Speier said that a $100 million dollar PG&E relief fund, announced yesterday, will help them do that.
"Anyone who is red tagged, will be in a position to rebuild your home," Speier said. "Either because you have home owners insurance or because there's the back stop of PG & E to provide funding for that."
Meanwhile the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating two local PG&E natural-gas control centers in Milpitas and Visitacion Valley. The utility said that its crews have already begun inspecting major gas lines in the area.
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