Last car removed from derailed N.J. train (Arlington Heights Daily Herald)
Workers have removed the final tanker car that was part of a freight train
that derailed more than two weeks ago in southern New Jersey. Recovery efforts
are now focused on repairing a swivel-style bridge over Mantua Creek in
Paulsboro where the accident occurred.
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NTSB says peed not factor in NJ derailment (KSAT)
Federal investigators trying to unravel why a freight train carrying hazardous
chemicals derailed last month in New Jersey have ruled out speed as a
contributing factor, according to a preliminary report released this week.
The southbound Conrail freight train consisting of two locomotives and 82
cars, seven of which derailed in Paulsboro, was traveling 7 mph at the time of
the accident, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, which
analyzed the locomotive event recorder data. The maximum authorized speed over
the 160-foot bridge is 10 mph.
In releasing its preliminary report, the NTSB did not say what caused the
accident just before 7 a.m. on November 30.
Three of the derailed tank cars contained vinyl chloride. One of them breached
releasing approximately 180,000 pounds of vinyl chloride into Mantua Creek and
the surrounding area, the NTSB report said. A "shelter in place" order was
briefly issued for Paulsboro, and people were told to stay in their homes with
the windows closed. Twelve square blocks near the scene were evacuated.
After the accident, 22 residents were treated and released at local hospitals.
The train conductor was also treated and released.