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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:06 PM

Bridge fails: Train cars with toxic cargo fall off New Jersey bridge

The government (gasp) could hire people to fix this shit before it kills people, and hey look it would help reduce unemployment. But that would be soshulizm.

(CNN) -- A bridge failed in Paulsboro, New Jersey, on Friday, sending several train cars -- at least one leaking a toxic chemical -- crashing into a creek near the Delaware River.

Four of the six cars involved in the crash were carrying the chemical -- a highly toxic and flammable substance called vinyl chloride -- which leaked from at least one tank car into Mantua Creek, New Jersey emergency and environmental officials said. No serious injuries were reported, but 18 people with respiratory issues were sent to a hospital as a precaution, officials said.

Nearby schools placed students on lockdown, and authorities ordered evacuations in a very limited area around the accident.

At a news conference, a state environmental official indicated that much of the danger had passed, but he warned residents to stay alert for public safety announcements.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/30/us/new-jersey-train-derail/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:11 PM

1. We'll see a lot more of this kind of stuff...

If we do not raise the taxes on the top "earners" and put this money towards infrastructure. This should not be happening anywhere in this country.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:18 PM

2. The article said this bridge had a major overhaul two years ago.

I wonder what happened.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:45 PM

3. Someone hired his brother in law to do the work?

 

Too much government regulation to do the job right?
I know, taxes were too high to afford to overhaul it properly. yeah, dat's it. We'll go with that.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:51 PM

4. oh well, another water system shot to shit.

sooner or later some of this stuff is gonna hit the oceans and then watch out.

I sure am glad that much of the danger has passed, whew, for a moment there
I would have been afraid to keep shopping.

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