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Paulsboro Residents Are Frustrated Over Evacuations

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PAULSBORO, N.J. -

More than one hundred Paulsboro residents are spending the next few nights in hotels after being evacuated from their homes. 

It follows a Friday night spike in chemical testing levels after a Conrail train derailed over the Mantua Creek.

 Several cars collapsed into the creek with one breaching, leaking out the hazardous chemical vinyl chloride. 

"It's very frustrating," said Vincent Williams.  He is staying at the Holiday Inn in Logan Township for the time being.  He has a family of five to look after as well.

Others like Cindy Trout had to move from one hotel to another after being told her voucher would only cover one night.

"It's just not right," she said. 

She went back to the Paulsboro fire department where Conrail officials gave her another voucher for another hotel, with no end date listed.

In the meantime others like Kimmi Noel wonder why they have not been evacuated at all.  She works at a Heritages convenience store not far from the accident scene, and says she hasn't been feeling right. 

"Headache, my eyes have been burning," she said of her symptoms. 

Officials have not indicated when evacuees can return home, or whether further evacuations may be issued. Local officials first said just under 500 people had been evacuated but they later dropped those estimates to just over 100.

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