Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:51 AM
DonViejo (17,336 posts)
Hazardous Materials Leak Into New Jersey Creek After Freight Train Car Derailment
DAVID TAINTOR 8:35 AM EST, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2012
The South Jersey Times reports:
Four railroad tank cars have been dumped into the Mantua Creek and are leaking vinyl chloride after the train bridge collapsed at about 7 a.m.
Ambulances are being sent to the Paulsboro Marine Terminal where approximately 18 people are reported to be experiencing breathing difficulties at 7:40 a.m.
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Hazardous Materials Leak Into New Jersey Creek After Freight Train Car Derailment (Original post)
Response to donnasgirl (Reply #1)
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:02 AM
TheMadMonk (6,187 posts)
2. Indeed. That bridge was clearly considered problematical.
Only four cars means that train was moving very slowly under heavy speed restrictions.
Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #2)
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:25 AM
MicaelS (5,999 posts)
4. It has collapsed before.
This is the same bridge that collapsed in August 2009 as a 50-car coal train passed over it, spilling 16 cars into the water.
Probably wasn't properly rebuilt from the last time. And yes, I'm willing to bet you're right and it was under a 10 mph speed restriction.