Friday Must Read: Was It Pipe Corrosion, SmartMeters, or too Much Pressure in PG&E’s Pipeline; Reports of Gas Odors Appears to be a Rumor

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1. PG&E had been worried for at least a year that possible corrosion might cause its San Bruno pipeline to explode, the Chron reports. Investigators are now looking at whether corroded pipes led to the deadly explosion that killed four people last week and incinerated a neighborhood. Meanwhile, a consumer’s group, Californians for Renewable Energy, is raising questions as to whether PG&E’s controversial SmartMeters may have sparked the blast, the Chron adds. The group filed a complaint with federal regulators, alleging that SmartMeter wireless transmissions could have created an electrical current in the pipe and ignited the natural gas.

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