A Decade After Paulsboro, N.J. Train Derailment, Questions Linger Over Rail Safety and Public Health
Residents in East Palestine, Ohio, worry about the health impacts of vinyl chloride exposure – after February’s train derailment. Seven CDC workers investigating the incident also reported symptoms.
About 10 years ago, Paulsboro, New Jersey faced a similar accident when 24,000 gallons of the carcinogenic gas leaked from a derailed train in November of 2012.
WHYY’s Zoe Read reports some residents are still feeling the impacts of the accident a decade later.
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(Original air-date: 5/16/23)