Federal prosecutors bring criminal charges against PG&E over gas explosion

|About: PG&E Corporation (PCG)|By:, SA News Editor

PG&E (PCG) has been hit with criminal charges over the 2010 natural-gas explosion in San Bruno in California that killed eight people and destroyed over 100 homes.

The utility has been accused of knowingly and willfully violating the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act and faces 12 separate charges, including failing to test unstable pipelines, and keeping inadequate records about the pipeline that blew up.