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A perfect example to support President Obama's call for more infrastructure spending. A railroad bridge in Paulsboro, NJ, collapsed this morning, causing a serious hazardous chemicals spill:

Four railroad tank cars have been dumped into the Mantua Creek and are leaking vinyl chloride after the train bridge collapsed at about 7 a.m.

Ambulances are being sent to the Paulsboro Marine Terminal where approximately 18 people are reported to be experiencing breathing difficulties at 7:40 a.m.

Initial responders report seven cars overturned and derailed near the 200 block of East Jefferson Street, between North Delaware Street and the creek.

http://www.nj.com/...

Meanwhile, the GOP sticks to its "let the rich eat more donuts so the poor can lose more weight" diet plan for the country.

hat tip to Talking Points Memo where I first saw the story.  TPM now has raw video footage of this:

http://www.youtube.com/...

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/...

UPDATE: it's great to see this on this Rec List, thanks!

Another aspect of this story that I've been pondering: the Keystone XL pipeline. How can we justify building such things, when we can't even maintain the infrastructure we have?  

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