On Tuesday, officials in Texas and Michigan expressed surprise and concern after learning that water and soil from the Ohio train derailment that occurred last week would be transported into their jurisdictions.
The derailment, which occurred last week in East Palestine, Ohio, has caused a crisis in the region. The train was carrying hazardous materials, and the resulting spill has caused concerns about water safety in the area.
In response to the derailment, Senator J.D. Vance, a Republican from Ohio who is backed by President Donald Trump, has called for an investigation into the incident.
Meanwhile, East Palestine residents have filed a class-action lawsuit against Norfolk Southern, the company that owns the train. They are seeking compensation for damages caused by the derailment.
The Ohio governor has declared the water in East Palestine safe, but questions remain about the extent of the damage and the long-term environmental impact of the spill.
The Editorial Board of the Buffalo News has called the derailment “dangerous” and “urgent,” and have raised questions about why the train was carrying hazardous materials in the first place.
As the investigation into the Ohio train derailment continues, officials in Texas and Michigan are keeping a close eye on the situation.