Following revelations of serious safety missteps before and after the derailment of a chemical train in Paulsboro three years ago, legislation is in the works to better respond if a similar situation ever arises again.
Almost two years after a Conrail train carrying hazardous material derailed in Paulsboro, sending dangerous vinyl chloride gas into the air and forcing part of the community to be evacuated for days, New Jersey's Senior U.S. Senator has unveiled a five-point plan to improve rail safety.
Systemic errors led to a 2012 train derailment in New Jersey that released a dangerous gas into the air, sickening residents and emergency responders, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday in a scathing report.
The railroad company whose train derailed in southern New Jersey last year has filed a motion to dismiss some claims of local residents and business owners who say in a lawsuit that a cloud of a toxic gas spilled during the accident was so thick "you couldn't see the person next to you."
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