First Responders Sue Conrail In Pa. Over NJ Derailment

Law360, New York (May 15, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT) -- The first responders who initiated the emergency cleanup of a November train derailment and resulting vinyl chloride spill in Paulsboro, N.J., sued Consolidated Rail Corp. and two other railroad companies in Pennsylvania state court Monday over their exposure to hazardous chemicals from the incident.

The group, which includes law enforcement from Paulsboro and a neighboring township, say that due to Conrail, CSX Transportation Inc. and Norfolk Southern Railway Co.'s allegedly negligent management of the Paulsboro bridge where the derailment occurred, they now have a significantly increased...
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