Tuesday, 28 February 2023 09:25

East Palestine Train Derailment: Update

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine released an update on the latest developments on the catastrophic February 3rd train derailment in East Palestine, yesterday.

Some of the high points include that private contractors have been using a process known as "sediment washing", to remove contaminants from two nearby creeks.

In addition, he says Norfolk Southern Railway resumed the removal of contaminated soil and liquid from the crash site, after the US EPA approved a couple of incineration and waste disposal facilities in Ohio and Indiana.
Other details included in the update, which you can read in its entirety by clicking here, include word that a second round of water testing in private wells showed some trace levels of contamination, but not enough to be harmful, and that the EPA air testing inside 578 homes, also failed to turn up evidence of harmful contamination.
If you would like to keep up with daily updates on the train derailment and what is being done to help residents in the East Palestine area, follow this link to the Ohio Emergency Management Agency website. 
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