Freight Train Derailment
Officials announced Sunday that the final car containing vinyl chloride has been successfully removed from scene of a train derailment in Paulsboro, New Jersey.
Two weeks after the Conrail freight train accident and chemical spill in Paulsboro the Coast Guard reports significant progress in cleaning things up.
Federal investigators have completed the on-site portion of their inquiry into a New Jersey train derailment that released a hazardous chemical, forcing evacuations that remain in place.
More than 100 southern New Jersey residents will be kept out of their homes for several more days as crews work to clear a hazardous gas that spewed from a ruptured freight train car.
A signal may have malfunctioned on a southern New Jersey bridge where a train derailed, causing a hazardous chemical to spew into the air and leading to health problems, an evacuation, tricky cleanup decisions and broader questions about the condition of railway infrastructure.
The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into a bridge collapse that caused a huge freight train to derail Friday morning.
The investigation is underway into a freight train derailment and chemical leak Friday in Paulsboro that sent dozens to the hospital.
A division of the Department of Transportation, the Federal Railroad Administration, usually just oversees how companies do rail bridge inspections.
The derailed cars were carrying a chemical called vinyl chloride, which spilled into Mantua Creek.
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