Businesses file suit over Paulsboro train derailment

 Freight train tank cars that derailed in Nov 2012 are seen in Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Freight train tank cars that derailed in Nov 2012 are seen in Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Businesses are the latest to sue over a freight train derailment in southern New Jersey.

They contend they suffered economic losses and their families faced health risks when a half-dozen rail cars of a Conrail train derailed on a bridge over Mantua Creek in Paulsboro in November. One tanker released vinyl chloride into the air.

 

No one was seriously sickened, but more than 300 homes and businesses were evacuated for parts of the following week.

Conrail spokesman Michael Hotra tells The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill the railroad will respond to the lawsuits in the courts.

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