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NJ town's evacuation expands after derailment

3:15 PM, Dec 4, 2012   |    comments
Train derailment in Paulsboro, New Jersey, Nov. 30, 2012
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PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) - More New Jersey residents are being ordered to leave their homes after a train derailment last week released a hazardous gas into the air. 

But officials say that doubling the size of the evacuated area to include about 100 more homes means they can lift a shelter-in-place order that had covered the entire town of Paulsboro. 

The evacuation order is expected to last until Sunday, a day longer than previously expected. 

Paulsboro's schools are to remain closed.

The Associated Press

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