New Jersey Train Derailment Tips Tankers, Sickens Dozens

Associated Press

PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) —A freight train derailed Friday on a railroad bridge that has had problems before, toppling tanker cars partially into a creek and causing a leak of hazardous gas (vinyl chloride) that was blamed for sickening dozens of people, authorities said. Details here.


Toxicologist Richard Parent said…
"Vinyl chloride is a carcinogen, really bad stuff."
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that an over hundred-year-old bridge that has at least three trains a day rolling over it and has displayed a problem before 'might' have needed some serious consideration.