"After Ohio Train Wreck, Biden Orders Door-To-Door Checks"

"WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday directed federal agencies to go door-to-door in East Palestine, Ohio, to check on families affected by the toxic train derailment that has morphed into a heated political controversy.

Under Biden’s order, teams from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency will visit homes beginning Saturday. Workers will ask how residents are doing, see what they need and connect them with appropriate resources from government and nonprofit organizations, the White House said.

The “walk teams” are modeled on similar teams following hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Biden directed employees to get to as many homes as possible by Monday. Officials said the immediate goal was to visit at least 400. The president said he currently has no plans to personally visit Ohio."

Matthew Daly and Farnoush Amiri report for the Associated Press February 24, 2023.


"House Republicans Launch Probe of Buttigieg Response to Ohio Train Derailment" (The Hill)

"East Palestine Residents File Class Action Against Norfolk Southern" (The Hill)

"EPA Orders ‘Pause’ Of Derailment Contaminated Waste Removal" (AP)

"Contaminated Waste Shipments From Ohio Derailment to Resume" (AP)

"Brockovich Warns Ohio Town Of Dangers After Train Crash" (AP)

"Michigan, Texas Officials Complain They Weren’t Warned Of Contaminated Soil, Water Shipments From Ohio Train Wreck" (The Hill)

"Did Dioxins Spread After The Ohio Train Derailment?" (AP)

"Toxic Air Pollutants In East Palestine Could Pose Long-Term Risks, Researchers Say" (Washington Post)


Source: AP, 02/27/2023