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San Bruno fire drives push to require automatic shutoff valves for pipelines

Sep 15, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
State and congressional lawmakers will introduce legislation in the wake of the blaze that could not be stopped easily because workers could not reach manual shutoff valves.

State and congressional lawmakers moved Tuesday to impose new requirements for automatic or remote-controlled shutoff valves on pipelines after last week's San Bruno natural gas conflagration raged for nearly two hours before the fuel supply could be stopped.

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