"What We Know About the Train Derailment in Ohio"

"On Feb. 3, a train derailed in the village of East Palestine, setting off evacuation orders, a toxic chemical scare and a federal investigation."

"This month a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in eastern Ohio, igniting a fire that covered the town of East Palestine in smoke. Fearful of a major explosion, the authorities carved out an evacuation zone and carried out a controlled release of toxic fumes to neutralize burning cargo inside some of the train cars.

Residents feared for their health as concerns have mounted about the effect the derailment and the fire could have on the environment and the transportation network. ...

Around 9 p.m. on Feb. 3, a train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, a village of about 4,700 residents about 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. There were 150 cars on the route from Madison, Ill., to Conway, Pa. The National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating, said on Feb. 14 that 38 cars derailed and a fire ensued, which damaged another 12 cars."

Christine Hauser reports for the New York Times February 14, 2023.


"Drink Bottled Water, Officials Tell Ohio Town Hit By Toxic Train Crash" (Washington Post)

"Gov. Mike DeWine Says Congress Needs To "Take A Look" Into East Palestine Derailment Of Train Carrying Chemicals" (CBS News)

"Ohio Cleaning Up Toxic Train Derailment As Pollution 'Plume' Moves Downstream" (Reuters)

"Statement from Regional Administrator Debra Shore on the East Palestine Train Derailment" (EPA)

"Five Lingering Questions Over Ohio Train Derailment, Toxic Spill" (The Hill)

"There Were More Toxic Chemicals On Train That Derailed In Ohio Than Originally Reported, Data Shows" (ABC News)

"What We Know About The Ohio Train Derailment" (Axios)

"Factbox: Timeline of Ohio Train Derailment Containing Hazardous Chemicals Cargo" (Reuters)

"NTSB Says Videos Of Ohio Train Derailment Include One Showing Wheel Bearing In ‘Final Stage Of Overheat Failure’" (CNN)

Source: NYTimes, 02/15/2023