What are the planning issues with the San Bruno gas line explosion? The news doesn't cover my questions.
Was there an easement/right of way?
I have seen "blanket easements" in farm deeds where the utility company has the right to place a line somewhere on the property. Not surveyed. If one does not check the deed records, the line may not be found until it is too late.
Was the easement too small for safety?
I have written subdivision regulations requiring up to 100 foot setbacks from high pressure gas lines. I have also seen such provisions varied for the sake of development.
At times the news appears to say homes were built over the line. Other times it appears a fireball caused the devastation.
Anybody in the throbbing brian have the facts?