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California Set To Fine Utility $2.25 Billion For Deadly Pipeline Failure

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By Paul Johnson

San Bruno, California (CNN) - California's largest utility could face a hefty fine for a deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion.
Regulators recommended pacific gas and electric pay 2-point-25 billion dollars.
The explosion killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes in san bruno.
It also left behind a 72-foot by 26-foot crater in the middle of the neighborhood.
Investigators found the pipeline at the heart of the blast was inadequate even when installed in 1956.
If the penalty is approved, it would be the largest ever imposed by a state regulator.


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