Bridge repairs continue in Paulsboro, N.J.

    Officials are working to get a bridge back in service that collapsed during a freight train derailment two weeks ago in southern New Jersey.

    Officials tell the South Jersey Times that the bridge may be back in service within the next few days.

    A ruptured tanker car released vinyl chloride when seven cars of an 84-car train derailed on or near a swivel-style bridge over Mantua Creek on Nov. 30.

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    The gas, used to make PVC plastic, led to the evacuation of more than 329 families and businesses. No one was seriously sickened, though dozens were checked out at a hospital.

    Coast Guard Capt. Kathy Moore tells the newspaper they were working over the weekend to remove the one remaining rail car as safely and quickly as possible.

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