Paulsboro Train Derailment
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.
Officials say the town is safe outside of the evacuated area near the crash.
A shelter-in-place order that was issued Monday morning for residents in Paulsboro, New Jersey has been lifted.
The derailed cars were carrying a chemical called vinyl chloride, which spilled into Mantua Creek.