Company Responsible For Ohio Train Derailment Issues List Of Cancer-Causing Substances Released

  • One train car containing ethylene glycol monobutyl ether currently has an “unknown status,” according to Norfolk Southern.
  • The highly combustible liquid is used to manufacture paints and varnish; ingestion or skin contact can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • A second car was carrying isobutylene, a flammable gas that can induce “dizziness, drowsiness, and unconsciousness” when moderate concentrations are inhaled, according to another report from the agency.
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