WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Gloucester County is getting weather monitors in the wake of a 2012 train derailment that leaked a dangerous gas in southern New Jersey.
The county prosecutor’s office secured $150,000 in grants.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Storm Could Produce Enough Snow To Crack City’s Top 20 Snow Days
Coordinator Bill Donovan says knowing which way the wind is blowing and at what speed can be critically important when a gas cloud forms.
Donovan says 110,000 residents live within one mile of the Camden-to-Salem rail line.
Seven cars of a Conrail freight derailed in 2012, causing the release of vinyl chloride gas into the air. The gas has been linked to respiratory problems, dizziness and death.READ MORE: At Least 1 Injured In Accident Involving Small School Bus In Winslow Township
Federal authorities found problems with the way Conrail and local officials handled the emergency response.
Several residents have filed lawsuits over the incident.
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