Federal government to send medical experts to site of Ohio train derailment

Administration officials said EPA tested air quality of 500 homes under a voluntary screening process and other public health testing will take place

By: - February 17, 2023 3:16 pm
Ohio train derailment

On Feb. 3, a Norfolk Southern Railway train derailed in East Palestine, a town of nearly 5,000 residents, leading to the release of dangerous chemicals through a controlled burn to prevent an explosion. It forced residents to evacuate the area. (Courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.