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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:51 AM

Hazardous Materials Leak Into New Jersey Creek After Freight Train Car Derailment

Source: TPM



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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Link to South Jersey Times article:
http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2012/11/paulsboro_bridge_collapse_dera.html

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DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
donnasgirl Nov 2012 #1
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MicaelS Nov 2012 #4
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:57 AM

1. We don't need

NO STINKING INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS,WHAT GAVE YOU THAT IDEA

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Response to donnasgirl (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:02 AM

2. Indeed. That bridge was clearly considered problematical.

 

Only four cars means that train was moving very slowly under heavy speed restrictions.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:25 AM

4. It has collapsed before.

http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2012/11/train_derailment_prompts_evacu.html#incart_river

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.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:24 AM

3. And people wonder why our world is deteriorating

right before our very eyes....

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