East Palestine Living Under Cloud of Uncertainty Since Train Derailment

  • There seem more questions than answers for the people of East Palestine, a village of about 5,000 people located in northeastern Columbiana County, near the Pennsylvania border.
  • They’ve been provided all kinds of assurances from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, the Environmental Protection Agency and other government bureaucrats that all is well with the water supply and air quality. That’s a tough sell for residents of a community at ground zero of the Feb. 3 50-car train derailment. Ten of those carriages were carrying hazardous materials. Hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate ahead of the February 6 “controlled release” of poisonous gasses that Norfolk Southern carried out.
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