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PG&E criminally charged in gas explosion that killed 8 people
PG&E criminally charged in gas explosion that killed 8 people

Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Tuesday with federal felony counts related to a deadly gas explosion in San Bruno, Calif., in 2010. According to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office, a federal grand jury in San Francisco found that PG&E committed "multiple violations" of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 and failed to identity problems with other pipelines in its system. PG&E faces 12 criminal charges. It faces fines of up to $500,000 for each charge, officials said. PHOTOS: San Bruno gas explosion “The indictment returned by the grand jury is an important step in holding PG&E criminally responsible for their willful...

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