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'It just seems like it was only yesterday'

...on the main line. The collision derailed 14 cars, ruptured a chemical tanker and sent an estimated 60 tons of deadly chlorine gas into the crisp night air. Rescue workers later found the nine who were killed in various locations, six of them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/02/met_37841.shtml
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Officers evacuate area near train wreck

...stories and photos GRANITEVILLE -- At least eight people died and more than 260 sought treatment for exposure to deadly chlorine gas released after a chemical-laden freight train slammed into a parked locomotive in Graniteville early Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/06/met_439209.shtml
Metro | Aiken County Sheriff's Office | Aiken County Council | Midland Valley High School | South Aiken High School
More evacuees are allowed to return home

...6 wreck, which was the apparent result of a switching error or malfunction on a spur line, released clouds of deadly chlorine gas from a ruptured tank car, killing nine people, including six Avondale Mills employees. At an early-morning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/14/met_439954.shtml
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Relieved families return to homes

...golden retriever, Gabriel, wildly wagging his tail. Mr. Everson said that when he first learned of the leak of deadly chlorine gas Thursday morning, he quickly let his pets inside and could smell the chlorine vapors at his home, which is more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/09/met_439449.shtml
Metro | Midland Valley High School
Investigators prepare to enter train wreck 'hot zone'

...investigation into the 300-meter "hot zone" around the crash site of Thursday morning's train wreck that released deadly chlorine gas. Officials believe that one of the three tankers carrying chlorine ruptured and that the other two cars are damaged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/07/met_439239.shtml
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Avondale, railroad reach settlement

...switch in the wrong position, and a locomotive slammed into a parked train. The wreck ruptured a tanker filled with deadly chlorine gas, and residents had to be evacuated from the town for two weeks to escape the poisonous cloud. Nine people died...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/08/met_194007.shtml
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Tragedy spurs rules about human errors

...more and forced thousands of residents to flee their homes after two Norfolk Southern trains collided, releasing deadly chlorine gas. The trains collided after railroad workers improperly aligned switches after parking one train in front of Avondale...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/14/met_187273.shtml
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Shift in railroad tracks to make crossing safer

...train crash just down the street the next year forced thousands of Graniteville residents to flee the town after deadly chlorine gas spilled. It's hard to avoid train tracks in the small town -- they run through the heart of the community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/16/met_176943.shtml
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Two years after spill, community is reeling

...the firefighter got his wife and baby up and sent them to Martinez. He did this before ever learning that it was deadly chlorine gas fizzing from a ruptured train tanker. "I don't know how I knew," Mr. Swearingen said. "I guess it was just...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/05/met_111295.shtml
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Residents cope with physical, emotional harm

...hypertension - has been out of work on disability since March 1998. He also was among the hundreds of people injured after deadly chlorine gas seeped from the wreckage of a moving Norfolk Southern freight train that slammed into a parked train on a rail spur...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/04/met_39895.shtml
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