New Jersey troopers sue over gas from train derailment

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - May 30, 2013

The troopers, who responded to the November 30th accident, say the train company Conrail put first responders in peril by ignoring problems in a rail bridge.

One of the derailed cars leaked some 100,000 pounds of vinyl chloride. The gas has been linked to several health problems in people who are exposed to it over time.

The company has not filed a legal response. But in other lawsuits over the spill, the company has said it should not be held totally liable because it is required by law to move hazardous materials.

The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill reports more than 250 people have now sued over the spill.

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