Breached tanker car removed from Paulsboro train wreck site

A ruptured tanker car that released a hazardous chemical in Gloucester County last month has been removed from a creek where it fell.

The U.S. Coast Guard used a 150-ton crane to move the car yesterday.

The U.S. Coast Guard used a 150-ton crane to move the car yesterday. (12/12/12)

PAULSBORO - A ruptured tanker car that released a hazardous chemical in Gloucester County last month has been removed from a creek where it fell.

The U.S. Coast Guard used a 150-ton crane to move the car yesterday.

The car leaked vinyl chloride after it derailed on a bridge in Paulsboro on Nov. 30. No one was seriously sickened, though dozens of people were checked out at a hospital.

More than 200 homes were evacuated because of the leak. Officials say only about 30 residents remain evacuated from their homes.

Also yesterday, Paulsboro's schools opened for the first time after six days of canceled classes.

Officials say they're now working on removing three more tankers that contain vinyl chloride. Those three cars did not leak.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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