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NTSB to meet on the Paulsboro train derailment and hazmat release

(Source: National Transportation Safety Board press release, July 24, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board will meet to determine the probable cause of the train derailment and hazardous material release in Paulsboro, New Jersey.

On Friday, November 30, 2012, at approximately 7 a.m. (EST), a southbound Conrail freight train, consisting of two locomotives and 82 cars, derailed seven cars while traveling over a moveable bridge spanning Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, N.J. Four tank cars, three containing vinyl chloride and one containing ethanol, came to rest in Mantua Creek. One of the derailed tank cars was breached and released approximately 20,000 gallons of vinyl chloride into the creek and surrounding area. There were no fatalities resulting from the accident. The train conductor and several residents were treated at local hospitals for exposure to vinyl chloride and released.

Event: Board Meeting

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 29 at 9:30 a.m. (EDT)

Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center

Address: 429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW

City/State: Washington, DC 20024

Participants: NTSB Board Members

Live Webcast: A link to the webcast will be available on the following page shortly before the start of the meeting: http://www.capitolconnection.net/capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm.

Friday, July 25, 2014

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