N.J. train wreck leads to toxic chemical leak
CHICAGO (MarketWatch)– A freight train hauling toxic chemicals derailed and plunged into a New Jersey creek Friday, sending about a dozen people to the hospital, Philly.com reports. The accident happened in Paulsboro where a railroad bridge buckled, tumbling some of the cars carrying vinyl chloride into the waters of Mantua Creek. A Coast Guard spokesman told the website that a half-mile area around the site has been evacuated and that there are no known fatalities. The mishap also prompted a lockdown of local schools and the closure of some major roadways.
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