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Lawsuit calls for medical tests after toxic train derails

To: Associated Press


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EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Residents who have filed a federal lawsuit over the derailment of a train carrying toxic chemicals on a railroad connecting Ohio and Pennsylvania have asked Norfolk Southern to set up health surveillance for residents of both states. trying to force

A lawsuit filed Thursday by two Pennsylvania residents is seeking to identify those affected by the toxic material released after the derailment, including those living within a 30-mile (48-kilometer) radius of the derailment. of medical screening and related care costs to rail operators. The suit also seeks undetermined damages.

Approximately 50 vehicles, including 10 dangerous goods vehicles February 3 derailment In a village in Ohio in Eastern Palestine. No one was injured in the derailment, which investigators said was caused by a broken axle.

Three days after the accident, authorities decided to release and burn vinyl chloride in five tank trucks, leaving hydrogen chloride and Toxic gas phosgene in the air.

Environmental regulators are monitoring air and water in the surrounding area and have said that so far the air quality is safe and there is no impact on drinking water supplies.

However, some residents have complained of headaches and feeling unwell since the derailment.

Norfolk Southern declined to comment on the lawsuit.

https://www.nbc4i.com/news/state-news/lawsuit-seeks-medical-testing-after-toxic-train-derailment/ Lawsuit calls for medical tests after toxic train derails

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