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File photo: 2012's Paulsboro train derailment. (Credit: American Red Cross)

NJ Lawmaker Calls For Criminal Probe of Conrail Derailment in Paulsboro

New Jersey assemblyman John Burzichelli says that in the wake of a National Transportation Safety Board report that placed most of the blame for the chemical leak at Conrail’s feet, it’s time to see if the accident rises to a criminal level.

09/24/2014

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Final Report On Paulsboro Derailment Released

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on systemic flaws leading up to a 2012 train derailment that leaked a dangerous gas in southern New Jersey.

08/26/2014

File photo: 2012's Paulsboro train derailment. (Credit: American Red Cross)

NTSB Faults Conrail Training and Procedures in 2012 Paulsboro, NJ Derailment

Another factor contributing to consequences following the accident, the NTSB says, was Conrail’s failure of to implement and establish emergency response protocols to protect the community from exposure to the vinyl chloride that was released.

07/29/2014

Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

Report: Most Residents of Paulsboro, NJ Got Sick After 2012 Derailment and Spill

A New Jersey health department survey finds the majority of residents in a town where a train derailed and released a noxious gas reported new or worsening health problems within weeks.

05/29/2014

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Mantua Creek To Get A New Bridge After Freight Train Derailment

Conrail is moving ahead with replacing the 140 year old movable bridge.

11/11/2013

Emergency crews responded to the scene of a freight train that derailed in Paulsboro, New Jersey, and resulted in a chemical spill Friday, Nov. 30. (see full story) (Credit: CBS 3)

Conrail Responds To Lawsuit From Paulsboro Spill

Consolidated Rail Corp., known as Conrail, filed its motion in U.S. District Court in Camden on Tuesday, four days after a complaint was filed by more than two dozen individuals and business owners.

10/02/2013

(Conrail train engineer Mark Mather describes the moment when he realized that cars of his freight train were falling off the bridge into the Mantua Creek and spilling chemicals.  Image from NTSB feed)

Freight Train Crew Describes Leadup and Sudden Derailment in Paulsboro, NJ

Conrail employees told the NTSB they did everything by the book that day. A vinyl chloride leak forced evacuation of half the town.

07/09/2013

Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

NTSB To Hold Hearing On Paulsboro Train Derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board is planning a hearing to gather facts about a November train derailment in New Jersey that caused a noxious gas to be released into the air.

06/25/2013

Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

Lawsuit Says Conrail Endangered People Near 2012 Paulsboro, NJ Derailment-Spill

While this suit for damages (due to illness and for continued medical monitoring) includes some civilians, it also represents the grievances of some of the first responders who went toward the danger.

05/15/2013

file photo of Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

Lingering Odor Concerns Some Paulsboro Residents

A bit of a cloud lingers in Paulsboro, New Jersey following the train derailment in November that caused the release of toxic vinyl chloride. It’s called fear, and it prompted numerous residents to call 911 about an odor that started Monday night and lingered in the air on Tuesday.

01/22/2013

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Paulsboro Residents Demand Answers From Conrail, Health Experts

For the first time, we heard the frantic calls for help after the toxic train derailment in Paulsboro, Gloucester County.

12/12/2012

file photo of Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

Resident Files Lawsuit Over Alleged Negligence In Paulsboro Train Derailment

In the Complaint, Plaintiff Alice Breeman makes a host of allegations against Conrail, Norfolk Southern Railway Company and CSX Transportation.

12/09/2012

Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

Paulsboro Evacuations In Place Until At Least Sunday

The Coast Guard has made significant progress in dealing with last week’s Conrail derailment and chemical spill, but not enough to sound the all clear. And no one’s quite sure when that’ll happen.

12/07/2012

Congressmen Rob Andrews (center), Pat Meehan (left) and Frank LoBiondo (right) address the media regarding the cleanup from the train derailment in Paulsboro, NJ. (credit: CBS 3)

Local Congressmen Grill Officials Dealing With Paulsboro Train Derailment

Congressmen Rob Andrews, Frank LoBiondo and Pat Meehan met with officials dealing with the Conrail derailment in Paulsboro Thursday morning in an effort to get some answers.

12/06/2012

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Rep. Rob Andrews Calls For Tighter Regulation Of Rail Bridge Inspections

In the wake of the Paulsboro train derailment, South Jersey Congressman Rob Andrews is suggesting the federal government may need to take a more direct role in rail-bridge safety.

12/05/2012

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