Derailment Threatens South Jersey Creek with Hazardous Chemicals

A freight train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed Friday morning into Mantua Creek, which empties into the Delaware River just across from the Philadelphia International Airport. One of the tanker cars may contain vinyl chloride, which officials said can cause dizziness and drowsiness in people exposed to it—not exactly the kind of stuff you want pilots breathing as they take off from PHL on a cross-country flight. Residents of three nearby New Jersey towns have been told to stay inside.  [Associated Press]

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