Businesses file suit over NJ train derailment

Businesses file suit over NJ train derailment

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Train derailment in Paulsboro, New Jersey. (Nov. 30, 2012) Train derailment in Paulsboro, New Jersey. (Nov. 30, 2012)

PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) - 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.

Information from: Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.), http://www.courierpostonline.com/

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