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.