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PG & E Gas Lines in Menlo Park

From: domainremoved <Julie>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:56:07 +0000

Dear City Council Members,
It's been a while since I've heard anything about PG&E's gas pipelines that run thorough Menlo Park.  A google search this AM, after listening the blistering report on the cozy relationship between PG&E officials and the regulatory agency, brings up an Almanac  "watch list" article dated 2010.  I have one of those gas lines in my back yard, and I can tell you that no one form PG&E "watches" it.  They watched my storage shed, monthly, during a construction project, but nothing since.  In the last 14 years that I've been in residence at this house, there has been no close testing of the pipe integrity at all, and I no longer have confidence that the aerial surveillance that PG&E claims to do is adequate.  At a neighborhood meeting in 2009, PG&E spokepersons said that internal examination of this section of pipe is not possible either because different diameters of pipe were used to construct the line, rendering passage of the pig camera impossible.
I am encouraged by the City of San Carlos' persistence in getting answers and action regarding their transmission lines.  Why don't I hear of any pressure coming from Menlo Park to do the same?
When I observed gas lines being replaced along hwy 280 and other areas, I assumed that the line in my backyard would be dug up too.  It's as old as the one in San Bruno.  And I know that ours does NOT get inspected.  Time to turn up the heat?
Julie Figliozzi
Received on Tue Oct 07 2014 - 08:51:41 PDT

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