Residents of East Palestine, Ohio, and surrounding areas are still feeling the impact of a train derailment that occurred a week ago. The train, carrying hazardous materials, was carrying a variety of toxic chemicals, the most concerning of which were identified as chlorine and sulfuric acid.
The evacuation order was lifted last week, but many residents are still uncomfortable returning home, citing health and safety concerns. These concerns were further compounded by reports that some of the hazardous material had been dumped into the Ohio River.
Local officials have warned that the spill could potentially impact the water supply for residents in the area. A physician who spoke to Fox News said that the spill has created a serious public health crisis.
The full extent of the damage caused by the derailment is still unknown, but authorities are continuing to investigate the incident, and have urged residents to remain vigilant.
What Toxic Chemicals Were Aboard the Derailed Train in Ohio? The New York Times
The evacuation order was lifted a week ago near the toxic train wreck in Ohio, but some aren’t comfortable going home CNN
Local water impact concerns after ‘hazardous material’ dumped into Ohio River WLWT
East Palestine train derailment: People 30 miles away feel impact of Ohio chemical spill The Columbus Dispatch
I’m a physician and the Ohio train derailment has created a serious public health crisis Fox News