Primary Recovery Efforts Completed in East Jefferson Street Bridge Train Derailment

Primary Recovery Efforts Completed in East Jefferson Street Bridge Train Derailment
Paulsboro – The Unified Command announced Monday that three rail cars were successfully transferred from barges, re-railed and transported away from the site. This activity concludes primary recovery operations at the East Jefferson Street Bridge Derailment incident site in Paulsboro. “I am truly thankful for the efforts of the nearly 250 professionals who contributed their expertise, commitment...

Unified Command Announces Start of Rail Car Removal

Unified Command Announces Start of Rail Car Removal
CLARKSBORO, N.J. — The Unified Command has announced that operations to remove the breached rail car from Mantua Creek began Tuesday. “Today marks an important step in returning the last Paulsboro residents to their homes,” said Capt. Kathy Moore, the Coast Guard incident commander. “We are committed to continuing cleanup efforts as safely and swiftly as possible.” While heavy equipment...

Unified Command Completes Pumping Operations on Derailed Train Car

Unified Command Completes Pumping Operations on Derailed Train Car
  CLARKSBORO, N.J. – The Unified Command today announced that product mixture pumping operations were completed on the breached rail car at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Earlier, acetone had been pumped into the breached rail car to absorb and dissolve vinyl chloride and assist with the pumping process. Following the completion of the pumping operations, a thorough cleaning was performed at 7:40 a.m. on...

Unified Command Advances East Jefferson Street Bridge Cleanup

Unified Command Advances East Jefferson Street Bridge Cleanup
  CLARKSBORO, N.J. — The removal of vinyl chloride from the breached rail car at the derailment in Paulsboro continues Wednesday. Pumping operations resumed at approximately 11:15 a.m. The breached rail car will be filled with acetone to mix with the vinyl chloride to make the product safe and easier to remove. “We are working as safely and quickly as possible to move through the progression...