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Conrail studied problems day before N.J. crash

PAULSBORO, N.J. — Conrail crews studied reported signal problems at a New Jersey railroad bridge the day before a train derailment that caused a toxic chemical leak, federal investigators said Sunday.

More than 100 people remained out of their homes while crews hoped to start removing the hazardous material, vinyl chloride, from a ruptured tanker.

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