Gloucester County Emergency Closing Info - (856) 853-3463
The New Jersey Department of Transportation will hold an informal Public Meeting/Public Information Center
regarding the Route 295/42/I-76 Direct Connect Project in Bellmawr and Mt. Ephraim Boroughs, Gloucester City,
Camden County. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 5 8 pm at the Bellmawr Ball Room,
29 Lewis Avenue, Bellmawr, NJ. For questions please call Kimberly Nance, Community Relations Manager,
Office of Community Relations (609) 530-2110.
News For Immediate Release: December 7, 2012
Public Assistance Center Has Relocated back to the Paulsboro volunteer fire dept., 1502 swedesboro ave Paulsboro, 1-800-230-7049
It is operational from 8 am to 8 pm.
Paulsboro residents who have questions about the evacuation zone in Paulsboro, or health related questions about their exposure to Vinyl Chloride should contact the Public Assistance Center at 1-800-230-7049.
A physician from the American Red Cross is at the Public Assistance Center and can answer health related questions regarding the incident. The center is also staffed by representatives from Conrail.
Message boards throughout Paulsboro to keep residents informed on where to call for information or any changes in the status of the evacuation zone.
Facts About Vinyl Chloride
What is Vinyl Chloride?
- Vinyl Chloride is a manufactured substance that does not occur naturally
- Used to make PVC which is used in a variety of common plastic products such as pipes, cable coatings, packing materials etc.
- Also known as Chloroethene, Chloroethylene, ethylene monochloride
- Colorless gas
- Has mild, sweet odor
- Burns easily is not stable at high temperatures
- Is heavier than air and can travel along the ground
How are people exposed to vinyl chloride?
- Most cases of vinyl chloride exposure occur in the workplace (plastic industries, hazardous waste sites, landfills)
- Exposure can occur through breathing, skin contact. People can also be exposed by drinking or cooking with contaminated water.
How can Vinyl Chloride affect my health?
- Exposure may cause eye or throat irritation, headache, shortness of breath.
- Breathing high levels of Vinyl Chloride can cause dizziness and/or sleepiness
- Breathing very high levels can cause loss of consciousness
- Breathing extremely high levels can cause death
Can a Medical Test determine exposure to vinyl chloride?
- Vinyl chloride can be found in urine and body tissue after recent exposures.
- Seek medical advice if you think you have any symptoms related to chemical exposure