Train with toxic cargo crashes off bridge into creek
Train tanker cars dangle from a collapsed railroad bridge near Paulsboro, New Jersey, on Friday.
November 30th, 2012
09:17 AM ET

Train with toxic cargo crashes off bridge into creek

bridge collapsed in the West Deptford area of New Jersey on Friday, sending several train cars carrying toxic chemicals crashing into a creek near the Delaware River, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Vinyl chloride, a highly toxic and flammable chemical, is believed to be leaking into Mantua Creek, Petty Officer Nick Ameen told CNN. No serious injuries have been reported, but nearby schools are on lockdown, a borough emergency official said, and people in the immediate area have been evacuated.

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  1. saywhat

    I hope this is contained. No injuries is good news.

    November 30, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hide Behind

    LOOK UP vinyl chloride and if a momomer and if that grey mess in photo is that monomer then saying they believe a leak is happening is one heck of an understatement.
    That chemical has ate thr livers out of workers for just about a hundred years and the density of that cloud is most likely millions of times higher than allowable before liver damage occurs.
    Responsible for a very rare carcinoma deadly beyond dead and also a high producer of dioxins.
    Yes its leaking and this hoq wash put out by officials whose sworn duty is to protect the public not rail and chemical firms is just one more case of government duplicity.
    THE FISH IF ANY? Doubtfull they were safe to eat even before spill.

    November 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    That's scary @ Hide Behind
    And most of us would have dismissed this incident as a minor accident as reported. Thanks.

    November 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy


    November 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Ty very much @ HIDE BEHIND.

    November 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    My family in that area wish to thank you also!

    November 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    And for some dumb reason i wasnt allowed to post all that together, and for the life of me i cant figure out why???

    November 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Benn

      We pray they are safe our friend.

      November 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Benn

      Sorry. I meant we pray your family is safe. I replied to the wrong post.

      November 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Good morning@ chrissy
    Sure hope your family is safe.
    I too share your frustration over CNN blocking posts for some reason or no reason.

    November 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    You live in NJ dont you @ saywhat? Are you close to that area, not that it matters cuz that stuff is traveling probably. Stay safe dear man.

    November 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Ty @ Benn and im sure saywhat thanks you also.

    November 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    I travel often to NJ to be with our son's family, got two grandkids. A blessing. Was there when Sandy came down. Back now on the W.coast.
    Pray for your near & dear ones.
    Pardon the delay in responding.

    November 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    @ saywhat, no apology required, having kids there makes news like this especially hard dont it? Particularly when youre on the other side of the country.

    November 30, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tub

    This is how it all begins... World War Z!!!

    December 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jeffrey

    We have a "LITTLE" bit of a problem here. It's toxic! My dads a Fire chief and one of the things he told me was that this is toxic!

    December 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |