Train Derails in Paulsboro, Spills Chemicals

A train derailment in Paulsboro, Gloucester County caused a hazardous material spill. According to officials, four of the train's cars were dumped into Mantua Creek and leaked vinyl chloride, a colorless, organic gas with a sweet odor.

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A train derailment in Paulsboro, Gloucester County caused a hazardous material spill. According to officials, four of the train's cars were dumped into Mantua Creek and leaked vinyl chloride, a colorless, organic gas with a sweet odor.
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Officials stand next to derailed freight train cars in Paulsboro, N.J., Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, after several tanker cars carrying hazardous materials toppled from a bridge and into a creek. At least one tanker car contained vinyl chloride.
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The NTSB tweeted this photo of the train derailment.
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A Paulsboro resident wears a gas mask following the train derailment.
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The NTSB says they will investigate the cause of the crash.
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