PAULSBORO, NJ – The Marine Terminal in Paulsboro New Jersey is the scene where a freight train has derailed, dumping an estimated four tank cars into Mantua Creek. Those cars appear to be leaking hazardous material.
Emergency crews are on the scene searching for a possible propane leak.
Reportedly, 18 people are having difficulty breathing.
It’s not clear what caused the derailment and there are no reports of any injuries at this time.
The derailed cars were reportedly carrying a chemical called vinyl chloride.
The U.S. Coast Guard has also been notified because the chemical might be leaking into the Delaware River.
A number of people in the immediate area have been evacuated.