Three Rail Cars Removed From East Jefferson Street Bridge Derailment

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard News
Paulsboro, N.J. – The Unified Command announced Friday that three more rail cars containing vinyl chloride have been successfully removed from the East Jefferson Street Bridge Derailment incident site in Paulsboro, N.J.

One of the removed cars was secured to a barge on the Mantua Creek, another was re-railed and moved with its adjoining car away from the incident site.

“The first car we moved today presented a huge challenge logistically, since it was the most vertical of all the derailed cars,” said Capt. Kathy Moore, the Coast Guard incident commander. “The Unified Command is very pleased with the progress made today. We are now setting our sights on removing the two remaining rail cars as safely and quickly as possible.”

For the latest information, please visit the official news and updates site at www.paulsbororesponse.com.

 Response crews use a 150-ton crane to lift a rail car from the water before securing it to a barge on the Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, N.J., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. The rail car, which was the most vertical of four derailed cars in the creek, was the second to be successfully placed on a barge. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Ryan Egal

Response crews use a 150-ton crane to lift a rail car from the water before securing it to a barge on the Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, N.J., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. The rail car, which was the most vertical of four derailed cars in the creek, was the second to be successfully placed on a barge. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Ryan Egal

 

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