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Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

First Responders File Lawsuit In Paulsboro Train Derailment

Fifteen first responders have filed a lawsuit claiming Conrail was negligent in the aftermath of a train derailment and chemical spill in southern New Jersey last year.

08/07/2013

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)

Paulsboro Community Still Feeling Negative Effects After Train Derailment

Students leave Paulsboro high school after a full day of classes. Traffic in town seems to be at its normal pace. But almost five weeks after the train derailment and vinyl chloride leak that kept people in their homes or forced evacuations, many are trying to recoup what they say the derailment cost them.

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

Paulsboro Jr.-Sr. High School (credit: CBS)

First Time Since Train Derailment, Paulsboro Students Head Back To School

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.

12/11/2012

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

Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

Paulsboro Evacuations In Place Until At Least Sunday

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.

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

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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

(Donna Ricotta and her husband, Doug, at their bakery in Paulsboro, NJ.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Residents Hope For Answers at Tonight’s Derailment Town Meeting in Paulsboro, NJ

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.

12/05/2012

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Rep. Rob Andrews Calls For Tighter Regulation Of Rail Bridge Inspections

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.

12/05/2012

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)

Rep. Rob Andrews Calls For Quicker Cleanup of Paulsboro Train Wreck Chemicals

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.

12/04/2012

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. (Credit: CBS 3)

At least 100 Still Out Of Homes After Paulsboro Train Derailment

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.

12/01/2012

Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

Freight Train Derails, Spills Chemicals In Paulsboro, NJ

The derailed cars were carrying a chemical called vinyl chloride, which spilled into Mantua Creek.

11/30/2012

(Credit: CBS 3)

Dozens Sickened After Chemical Spill In Paulsboro

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.

11/30/2012

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