Final Tanker Removed From Derailed NJ Train

The National Transportation Safety Board could issue a preliminary report on the derailment sometime this week

Monday, Dec 17, 2012  |  Updated 8:14 AM EDT
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Final Tanker Removed From Derailed NJ Train

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Chopper 10 over the Paulsboro derailment scene on November 30.

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Workers have removed the final tanker car that was part of a freight train that derailed more than two weeks ago in southern New Jersey.

Recovery efforts are now focused on repairing a swivel-style bridge over Mantua Creek in Paulsboro where the accident occurred.
 
A ruptured tanker car released vinyl chloride when seven cars of the 84-car train derailed on Nov. 30. 
 
The gas, used to make PVC plastic, led to the evacuation of more than 329 families and businesses. No one was seriously sickened, though dozens were checked out at a hospital.
 
Federal Railroad Administration officials will inspect the track and the bridge's locking mechanism before the span will reopen.
 
The National Transportation Safety Board could issue a preliminary report on the derailment sometime this week.
 
 

 


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