Train derailment sends leaking cars into creek - FOX 13 News

Train carrying toxic chemicals derails in N.J.

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

More than a dozen people are being evaluated for possible respiratory problems after a freight train derailed on a bridge in southern New Jersey and dumped several tanker cars carrying hazardous materials into a creek.

Officials at Underwood-Memorial Hospital say 11 people have been transported with complaints related to the rail accident in Paulsboro and five more arrived on their own. The hospital's communication's office says all are believed to have complained of having respiratory problems.

Residents in three towns were told Friday morning to stay inside after the derailment.

Students in Paulsboro schools were sent home for the day following a lock-down, reported FOX 29.

At least one tanker car was believed to contain vinyl chloride. Exposure to the gas at high levels can cause dizziness and drowsiness.

The cause of the accident hasn't been determined.

The National Transportation Safety Board was expected to investigate.

Calls to Conrail have not been returned.

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