Friday, November 30, 2012

VIDEO: 18 treated for chemical exposure after New Jersey train derails

As if the region hasn't had enough to contend with post-Sandy, now residents of three southern New Jersey towns are facing chemical exposure after a bridge collapsed today, causing a freight train to derail.

Three train cars fell into a creek in Paulsboro in Gloucester County at about 7 a.m. said officials. At least one of the cars is believed to contain vinyl chloride, a potentially hazardous chemical. Exposure can cause dizziness and harm breathing. At least 18 people have been treated for exposure.

Raw Footage from the Associated Press:

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that an over hundred-year-old bridge that has at least three trains a day rolling over it and has displayed a problem before 'might' have needed some serious consideration.