Vinyl Chloride

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.


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.


(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.



Facts About Vinyl Chloride

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. * […]