A highly toxic cloud of cancer-causing chemicals moves into neighborhoods where local residents live and work. People are sent to the hospital in droves. More have to evacuate their homes. Parents are told not to let their children out of the house to go to school. Businesses are shut down.

It may sound like a bad Hollywood movie, but this worst-case scenario happened last November in Paulsboro, when a train carrying more than 12 tons of vinyl chloride derailed and spilled its hazardous load.

Full Article by Natasha Lavard, member, Paulsboro Action Committee and Debra McFadden, Assistant Director, WEC

October 21, 2013 – The South Jersey Times