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New Jersey bridge collapse derails freight train; chemical leaks

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek after a train crash in Paulsboro, New Jersey November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to derail and spill hazardous chemicals into the air and water, authorities said. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek after a train crash in Paulsboro, New Jersey November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to...more

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek after a train crash in Paulsboro, New Jersey November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to derail and spill hazardous chemicals into the air and water, authorities said. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek after a train crash in Paulsboro, New Jersey November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to derail and spill hazardous chemicals into the air and water, authorities said. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek after a train crash in Paulsboro, New Jersey November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to...more

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek after a train crash in Paulsboro, New Jersey November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to derail and spill hazardous chemicals into the air and water, authorities said. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, New Jersey, November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to derail and spill hazardous chemicals into the water, authorities said. Five tanks of the freight train, which was carrying vinyl chloride, fell into the Mantua Creek, which feeds into the Delaware River near Philadelphia, the U.S. Coast Guard said. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, New Jersey, November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to derail and spill...more

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, New Jersey, November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to derail and spill hazardous chemicals into the water, authorities said. Five tanks of the freight train, which was carrying vinyl chloride, fell into the Mantua Creek, which feeds into the Delaware River near Philadelphia, the U.S. Coast Guard said. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, New Jersey, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, New Jersey, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, New Jersey, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek after a train crash, in Paulsboro, New Jersey November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek after a train crash, in Paulsboro, New Jersey November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek after a train crash, in Paulsboro, New Jersey November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, New Jersey, November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to derail and spill hazardous chemicals into the water, authorities said. Five tanks of the freight train, which was carrying vinyl chloride, fell into the Mantua Creek, which feeds into the Delaware River near Philadelphia, the U.S. Coast Guard said. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, New Jersey, November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to derail and spill...more

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, New Jersey, November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to derail and spill hazardous chemicals into the water, authorities said. Five tanks of the freight train, which was carrying vinyl chloride, fell into the Mantua Creek, which feeds into the Delaware River near Philadelphia, the U.S. Coast Guard said. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek after a train crash in Paulsboro, New Jersey November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to derail and spill hazardous chemicals into the air and water, authorities said. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek after a train crash in Paulsboro, New Jersey November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to...more

Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek after a train crash in Paulsboro, New Jersey November 30, 2012. A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to derail and spill hazardous chemicals into the air and water, authorities said. REUTERS/Andrew Burton
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