PG&E says power line inspections revealed 10,000 problems

SAN FRANCISCO -- PG&E says power line inspections revealed 10,000 problems with its equipment. Among the issues found were broken, damaged and burned electrical parts.

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The problems were discovered between November and May as the utility inspected about 750,000 power towers, poles and substations in areas where there is a high fire danger.

In documents posted to its website yesterday, the company said most of the most dangerous issues have been fixed.

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PG&E ramped up inspection work and repairs as part of an effort to prevent its power lines from being the cause of any more wildfires.
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