Article updated: 12/3/2012 9:14 AM

Air quality raises concern at N.J. train wreck site

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A containment boom floats in Mantua Creek Saturday near freight train tank cars that derailed Friday in Paulsboro, N.J. Residents in an area of about 12 blocks near the derailment remain out of their homes as officials continued their efforts to clear a hazardous gas that spewed from a ruptured freight train car.

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Officials have stopped work at the site of last week's train derailment in southern New Jersey after unsafe chemical levels were found in the air. Officials ordered Paulsboro residents to stay inside and closed the schools when air quality monitoring detected unsafe levels of vinyl chloride around 6 a.m. Monday.
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