Residents of East Palestine, Ohio are still experiencing health concerns nearly a month after a train operated by Norfolk Southern derailed and leaked toxic chemicals. The operator of the train has been ordered to meet with concerned residents to discuss the lingering chemical smell and health effects.
Waste from the derailment has also prompted health concerns up to 1,300 miles away, with reports of it being sent to Indiana after Democrats objected to it being sent to Michigan. Republicans are now investigating the EPA’s handling of the situation.
Meanwhile, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has called on Norfolk Southern to create a fund to cover health care bills for those affected by the disaster.
Updates on the situation are being provided daily, with concerned residents and officials closely monitoring the effects of the toxic spill.