September 16, 2010 in Nation/World

Schwarzenegger visits gas line explosion site

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado speak at the site of the explosion.
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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Fresh off a weeklong trade mission to Asia, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday made his first official stop in California the site of a massive gas line explosion at a San Francisco suburb. Speaking from a vantage point overlooking a massive crater and destroyed homes, Schwarzenegger credited emergency personnel and others for what he termed their “quick action” in responding to the explosion and fire.

Schwarzenegger promised a thorough investigation into the events leading up to the explosion.

When asked why he did not return immediately to California, Schwarzenegger said he trusted Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, a fellow Republican and the state’s acting governor.

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