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We Dodged a Chemical Bullet in Paulsboro

Elementary School Was Just a Few Hundred Feet from Toxic Train Wreck

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elementary school just feet from site of derailment and spill - look closely and you can see the train crossing in background

 

While the nation reflects on the horror in a Connecticut elementary school, I would be remiss not to remind people that an elementary school in Paulsboro NJ just dodged a chemical bullet.

This elementary school is a couple of hundred feet south west of the toxic train wreck site.

Had that train derailment occurred a little later in the morning when kids were at school, and had the tanker car been carrying chlorine or other even more deadly chemical gas, we could have lost far more than 27 kids.

Think about it: and then take a look at these photos and think some more:

See emergency response equipment in school yard

see emergency response trailer and firetruck on school grounds

toxic train disaster, Paulsboro. NJ (12/4/12). The rail crossing signs can be seen in background of above school photo.

Unsecured chemical rail cars, carrying unknown toxic chemicals, sit just feet from Paulsboro High School.

rail cars sit in Paulsboro, NJ (12/4/12)

For Chemical Emergency, Spill, Leak, Fire, Exposure or Accident, Call Chemtrec!

maybe the next graffiti writers will be monkeywrenchers

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