Half-mile evacuation zone around scene of spill

Authorities have evacuated a half-mile (805-metre) area around the chemical spill and the waterway was closed as well.

The US Coast Guard is working with the state Department of Environmental Protection to assess the situation.

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Chemical leak after train derails

A rail bridge has collapsed over a creek in the US state of New Jersey, causing a freight train to derail and to spill hazardous chemicals. 18 people are being treated for breathing difficulties.