- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on systemic flaws leading up to a 2012 train derailment that leaked a dangerous gas in southern New Jersey.

The report was approved by the NTSB last month, and its key findings were made public then.

Tuesday’s release gives full details of the Nov. 30, 2012 accident in Paulsboro and its aftermath. Vinyl chloride was released into the air.

The safety board faults Conrail for continuing to open and close a swinging bridge where the accident occurred, despite a consultant’s recommendation to keep it closed. It also finds problems with the way Conrail and local officials handled the emergency response.

Several people are suing over the spill. A judge this month declined to grant them class-action status.


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