Paulsboro Train Derailment
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.
Contrail has decided to build a new movable bridge.
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.
The number of legal claims against Conrail by Paulsboro residents could jump several times higher as small businesses owned and operated by people who live in the small borough are still trying to recover.
As the cleanup from the Conrail freight train derailment in Paulsboro, NJ continues, people are lining up to sue the rail carrier over the leak of vinyl chloride.
In audio provided by the US Coast Guard, crews could be heard working to clear collapsed bridge pilings and debris that will allow the remaining tankers in the Mantua Creek to be offloaded and removed.
In the Complaint, Plaintiff Alice Breeman makes a host of allegations against Conrail, Norfolk Southern Railway Company and CSX Transportation.
The long wait to return home began slowly coming to an end on Friday for residents of Paulsboro, New Jersey who were forced to evacuate as a result of the train derailment that caused vinyl chloride to leak from a ruptured tanker.
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.
U.S. Coast Guard officials said Thursday that pumping operations on the breached rail car have been completed, which is a step in the right direction for still-evacuated residents in Paulsboro.
Paulsboro residents met with local, state and federal officials at a sometimes contentious open house information session Wednesday night, nearly one week since a train derailment and chemical leak shook up the borough.
Authorities still can’t give an estimate of how long the cleanup will take, and that’s one of the issues likely to come up at a community meeting scheduled for Wednesday night.
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.
More New Jersey residents were ordered Tuesday to leave their homes because of air contamination from a train derailment last week that leaked a hazardous gas.
Speaking on a conference call on Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Andrews (D-NJ) expressed frustration at the pace of the cleanup of last Friday’s derailment.
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