A shelter-in-place order that was issued Monday morning for residents in Paulsboro, New Jersey has been lifted.
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.
Local officials in Paulsboro, NJ say they are pushing for more federal support to ensure that the train derailment that happened on Friday never happens again.
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.
Authorities say Samuel Davis broke into Thirza Sweeten’s Paulsboro home in the early morning hours of March 19th and beat her to death.
New Jersey lieutenant governor Kim Guadagno toured the site on Friday, dressed in a protective suit.
More than 630 students at Paulsboro High School had to be evacuated for a nearly an hour this morning because of fumes believed to have originated at the neighboring Valero oil company refinery.