East Palestine: One Year Later

A year after the toxic train derailment in Columbiana County, E&E News has published this report on the situation in the East Palestine area. The article notes that many residents, along with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, have urged the Biden administration to declare a disaster in the area, but the president has resisted the idea, saying Norfolk Southern should pay for the cleanup. U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan has pledged his agency will remain in the area until the community is back to normal.

See this summary of cleanup efforts published by Ohio EPA. 2/5/2024