Power company charged with obstruction in pipeline explosion
CALIFORNIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A federal grand jury has charged a California power company with obstructing an NTSB investigation of a deadly pipeline explosion.
The 2010 blast in San Bruno killed eight people and destroyed several homes.
In 2012, federal investigators found that a faulty pipe, flawed operations and too little government oversight led to the disaster.
Now a grand jury ruled that PG&E lied about their policy and did not assess their pipelines properly.
The company has pledged to give the City of San Bruno $70-million in restitution.