"Slow Pace of Paulsboro Cleanup Frustrates Some Residents"

"Frustration and inconvenience are growing in Paulsboro as a risky cleanup proceeds at a deliberately slow pace following the derailment Friday of chemical-laden train cars on a bridge over the Mantua Creek."

"After unexpectedly ordering all public schools in the borough closed Monday morning, officials announced later in the day that the schools would not reopen this week.

The closure announcement coincided with an order at 6:30 for Paulsboro residents to 'shelter in place' -- stay indoors and close windows -- because of elevated, though not life-threatening, levels of vinyl chloride gas in the air.

The order was lifted around 11 a.m., but vinyl chloride remains a threat, as it has since the derailment."

Joseph A. Gambardello reports for the Philadelphia Inquirer December 4, 2012.


"Paulsboro, NJ Train Crash Site's Air Quality Raises Concern" (AP)

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/04/2012