Work crews used a 150-ton crane today to remove a tank car that was breached and leaked its toxic contents when it fell into Mantua Creek off a failed railroad bridge in Paulsboro Nov. 30.
A Conrail spokesman announced the operation early this evening.
The car, one of four that ended up in the water, was carrying toxic vinyl chloride, some of which escaped into the air as a gas and forced the evacuation of hundreds of nearby residents for days.
Cleanup crews finally removed the chemical from the car three days ago. Three other tank cars are still in the waterway.