PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say only one of the derailed train cars in southern New Jersey has leaked hazardous material.
The Department of Environmental Protection says the car leaked vinyl chloride as a gas and all of it has since dissipated.
The chemical can cause nausea and breathing problems.
New Jersey authorities are blaming the failure of an old-style swing
rail bridge for the accident.
John Burzichelli, who is serving as spokesman for the town, says the
rail bridge apparently buckled, just as it did during a derailment in
2009. The bridge was rebuilt in 2010.
Officials at Underwood-Memorial Hospital say 11 people have been transported with complaints related to the derailment and five more arrived on their own. The hospital's communication's office says all are believed to have complained of having respiratory problems.
Residents in three towns were told to stay inside after the derailment.
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators to the scene.
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