Students headed back to class in Paulsboro public schools this morning, for the first time since a train derailment and chemical spill 11 days ago.
The Coast Guard has made significant progress in dealing with last week’s Conrail derailment and chemical spill, but not enough to sound the all clear. And no one’s quite sure when that’ll happen.
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.
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.
Warning signs of trouble on Conrail’s Jefferson Street Bridge in Paulsboro, prior to the seven-car derailment Friday, are numerous according the NTSB who mentioned Monday 23 trouble tickets or work that needed to be done on the span since December 1st 2011.
A shelter-in-place order that was issued Monday morning for residents in Paulsboro, New Jersey has been lifted.
The precautionary evacuations in Paulsboro were ordered late Friday, hours after the train derailment, and will likely remain in effect throughout the weekend and possibly longer.
The vapors of vinyl chloride is the troublesome irritant that some people at a train derailment scene in Paulsboro, New Jersey may have been exposed to.
The office for the Gloucester County Freeholder Director sent out the following statement regarding facts about Vinyl Chloride: What is Vinyl Chloride? * Vinyl Chloride is a manufactured substance that does not occur naturally. * […]