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In Paulsboro, New Jersey, derailed tanker cars leaked chemical train of vinyl chloride to be mixed with acetone. 

Capt. Kathy Moore, the Coast Guard incident commander said,

We are working as safely and quickly as possible to move through the progression of this cleanup and get the Paulsboro community back to normal, More than 200 technical experts and responders are working on the incident and we’re assembling the specialized equipment and resources we need to complete operations.”

Paulsboro, New Jersey bridge was adjusted day before train derailed causing vinyl chloride gas to be release into air at residential neighborhood.

Human error, automation, aging bridge blamed for Paulsboro derailment

NTSB: Railroad bridge that collapsed was inspected in November

Paulsboro, New Jersey: Focus of Environmental Concerns

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Forbes list of American States in a fiscal death spiral. Thinking about buying a house? Or a municipal bond? Be careful where you put your capital. Don’t put it in a state at high risk of a fiscal tailspin. Eleven states make our list of danger spots for investors. They can look forward to a rising tax burden, deteriorating state finances and an exodus of employers. The list includes California, New York, Illinois and Ohio, along with some smaller states like New Mexico and Hawaii. If your career takes you to Los Angeles or Chicago, don’t buy a house. Rent. If you have money in municipal bonds, clean up the portfolio. Sell holdings from the sick states and reinvest where you’re less likely to get clipped. Nebraska and Virginia are unlikely to give their bondholders a Greek haircut. California and New York are comparatively risky. Two factors determine whether a state makes this elite list of fiscal hellholes. The first is whether it has more takers than makers. A taker is someone who draws money from the government, as an employee, pensioner or welfare recipient. A maker is someone gainfully employed in the private sector.

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Obama will visit the mass shooting victims and community in Aurora, Colorado while Obama begins his campaign on a three-day west coast swing.  Other states included will be NV, CA, OR, WA & LA. The trip is on a major fundraising tour and has speeches to top veterans and civil rights groups. Obama will not be attending the vigil scheduled later tonight. Now, Obama can write off the campaign swing since he visiting the site of one of America’s horrific tragedy’s.

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