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Biden heads to East Palestine after a year of pressure to visit site of train disaster

Michael Williams, CNN February 16, 2024

CNN -- President Joe Biden will visit East Palestine, Ohio, on Friday, more than a year after a train derailment sent more than 1 million pounds of toxins into the town’s...

Clean-up crews work to remove debris from the Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine on Feb. 19, 2023.

Public health officials respond to East Palestine train derailment

Elaina Matricardi, Reporter February 12, 2024

The College of Public Health discussed the response of public health officials to the East Palestine train derailment with Columbiana County’s public health commissioner on Feb. 4. On Feb. 3, 2023,...

‘We were abandoned:’ East Palestine residents remain frustrated 1 year after toxic train derailment

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter February 5, 2024

On Feb. 3, 2023, a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in a small Ohio village just west of the Pennsylvania border. One year later, East Palestine residents are still feeling its...

Key takeaways from the Senate hearing on the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment

Clare Foran, CNN March 9, 2023

CNN -- A powerful Senate panel held a hearing Thursday on the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle call for answers and action in...

‘I have a very high confidence level’ Kent First Responders speak on preparation for railway incidents

March 9, 2023

There have been two major derailments in Ohio in just over a month, with one in East Palestine and another in Springfield. TV2's Alexandria Manthey spoke to first responders who say they are confident...

NTSB Investigators conduct Unmanned Aircraft System operations for the Norfolk Southern freight train derailment near East Palestine, Ohio.

It’s been one month since a freight train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in Ohio. Here’s what’s happened since

Alisha Ebrahimji and Holly Yan, CNN March 4, 2023

(CNN) -- A toxic train wreck in Ohio ignited a dayslong inferno, spewed poisonous fumes into the air, killed thousands of fish and left residents wondering if it’s safe to live in East Palestine. The...

Independent lab testing finds elevated level of chemical of concern in air near East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment

Jen Christensen, CNN March 3, 2023

CNN– A mobile lab monitoring for air pollution at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, found one potential chemical of concern at higher levels than normal, a team...

Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan Shaw speaks to reporters, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, near the site where a freight train derailed February 3 in East Palestine, Ohio.
(Matt Freed/AP)

Bipartisan group of senators to introduce new bill aimed at rail safety in wake of East Palestine crash

Betsy Klein and Manu Raju, CNN March 1, 2023

CNN– A bipartisan group of senators is introducing a new bill aimed at shoring up rail safety in the aftermath of the toxic Norfolk Southern train derailment disaster in East Palestine, Ohio. The introduction...

Ohio toxic train disaster prompts Pennsylvania to open a health resource center as scientists say some chemical tests in East Palestine are unusually high

Holly Yan, Jen Christensen and Celina Tebor, CNN February 28, 2023

CNN -- The fallout from the toxic train derailment in Ohio keeps spreading to more states, as neighboring Pennsylvania announces new measures to keep its residents safe. The Pennsylvania Department of...

Brockovich warns Ohio town of dangers after train crash

John Flesher, AP February 25, 2023

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Worried residents packed a high school auditorium Friday as activist Erin Brockovich and attorneys warned of long-term health and environmental dangers from chemicals released...

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visited East Palestine, Ohio, with Department of Transportation Investigators at the site of the derailment on Thursday.
(Brooke LaValley-Pool/Getty Images)

A first report on the Ohio toxic train wreck was released. Here’s what it found — and what investigators are still looking into

Alisha Ebrahimji and Aya Elamroussi, CNN February 24, 2023

CNN– After federal officials released an initial report concluding that this month’s toxic train wreck in Ohio was completely preventable, investigators will begin examining procedures, practices...

Ohio’s toxic spill is unleashing poisonous, partisan politics

Stephen Collinson, CNN February 23, 2023

CNN -- The people of East Palestine, Ohio, just want help, truth and accountability after a freight train wreck smothered their town with a toxic cloud and left them afraid to...

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