- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had previously stopped shipments of toxic material heading to facilities in Michigan and Texas, greatly to the dismay of certain government representatives and environmentalists who claimed that no one gave them advance warning. Shipments resumed to new facilities in Ohio and Indiana after the EPA implemented additional oversight measures.
- Most recently, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt said in an interview on Sunday that he blocked tons of toxic waste from the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment from storage in western Oklahoma due to “too many unanswered questions.”
- According to DeWine, the hazardous waste facilities in the U.S. are more than equipped to dispose of the contaminated soil properly, and the U.S. EPA and Norfolk Southern need to authorize more sites immediately.
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