The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that he does not want to stigmatize Ohio communities. Train derailed, spewing toxic gas Three weeks ago he was pressuring the railroads to clean up the mess as soon as possible.
The EPA continues to monitor the air around Eastern Palestine and is working to protect the area during cleanups, said EPA Administrator Michael Regan.
State and federal officials said tests showed no signs of contamination from airborne or derailed village water systems. “We don’t want to turn a blind eye to this community,” he said.
Officials opened an office on Tuesday where people can sign up for air monitoring in their homes and home and business cleaning services. Residents can also go to the office and ask authorities other questions about the decontamination work.
“We want to go a step further so that people can live comfortably in their communities,” Regan said at a press conference after meeting high school students in the village. People don’t have to decide for themselves what happens next.”
Resume flight Transportation of contaminated waste From Monday’s derailment after concerns were raised about monitoring the destination.
The EPA has ordered Norfolk Southern to pay for repairs to the February 3 derailment accident that capsized 38 railcars.No one was injured, but state and local officials approved it over fears of a possible explosion. Emission and combustion of toxic vinyl chloride From 5 tanker cars.
Many residents are concerned about what they have been exposed to and how it will affect the area in the future.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/feb/28/ohio-train-derailment-us-environmental-agency-opens-office U.S. Environment Agency opens office near site of toxic train derailment in Ohio