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Paulsboro Train Derailment

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

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14-Year-Old Addresses Confusion During Paulsboro Train Derailment With Eagle Scout Project

Alscher is a junior firefighter with the Thorofare Fire Company and heard about the challenge of getting residents to shelter-in-place during the Paulsboro train derailment in November 2012.

09/06/2013

(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

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)

Contrail Decides Fate Of Bridge Damaged In Paulsboro Train Derailment

Contrail has decided to build a new movable bridge.

03/02/2013

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

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

More Lawsuits, Less Business In Wake Of Paulsboro Train Derailment

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.

01/03/2013

(Emergency response and vapor supression equipment is staged at the detailment site.  Photo provided)

Number of Plaintiffs Suing Conrail Over Paulsboro, NJ Derailment Nears 100

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.

12/13/2012

Cleanup Efforts

Derailment and Spill Cleanup Continues, Slowly, in Paulsboro, N.J.

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.

12/10/2012

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

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

Many Paulsboro Residents Return To Their Homes After Train Derailment

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.

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

(credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Pumping Operations Completed On Breached Rail Car In Paulsboro

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.

12/06/2012

community meeting

Frustrated Paulsboro Residents Speak Out During Community Meeting On Train Derailment

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.

12/06/2012

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