DAILY NEWS Dec 5, 2013 12:50 PM - 0 comments

DEVELOPING: Chemical cargo flips in New Jersey derailment

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By: HazMat Staff
2013-12-05

 A train carrying unknown flammable chemicals derailed near New Jersey around 1 a.m. on December 5, 2013, reports NYDailyNews.com.

The train, operated by CONRAIL, was backing into a facility near the New Jersey Turnpike in Carteret — across the border from Staten Island — when one car of the train flipped on its side, and another completely, authorities said.

As a precautionary measure, nearby industrial and commercial buildings in the area of the derailment were temporarily evacuated.

From photos of the scene it appears as though no chemicals were spilled.

No injuries have been reported, but HazMat crews continue their clean up efforts.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation, but has yet to be determined.


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