Deborah Hersman, the public face of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board who fought last year to be nominated for another term as chairman, today said she’s stepping down to head a safety-advocacy group.
Authorities said as many as four people were still missing as investigators searched for clues to the cause of a PG&E Corp . natural-gas pipeline blast that destroyed 37 homes in a San Francisco suburb.
Deborah Hersman’s term as chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board ends Aug. 3, with no word on whether she’ll be retained, during the accident investigation agency’s busiest stretch since the 1990s.
Authorities said as many as five people remained missing yesterday as investigators searched for clues to the cause of a PG&E Corp . natural-gas pipeline blast that destroyed 37 homes in a San Francisco suburb.
Hedge funds and private-equity firms have amassed an unprecedented 60 billion euros ($74 billion) to invest in distressed debt in anticipation that Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis will push banks into the biggest fire sale in history. The problem is few are selling.
A fire sparked by a PG&E Corp. natural-gas pipeline explosion that killed four people in a San Francisco suburb is 90 percent contained and searches of burned- out homes have turned up no new victims, California’s emergency agency said today.
Eight months after being turned into refugee camps for earthquake victims escaping Japan’s worst nuclear accident, some ski resorts in Fukushima say bookings for the winter are back to about 70 percent of pre-quake levels.