In East Palestine, EPA orders more cleanup, chemical testing (News Nation)

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    In East Palestine, EPA orders more cleanup, chemical testing – By Sean Noone, Rich McHugh (News Nation) / Oct 20, 2023

    • A rainbow-colored sheen can still be seen on the main creek
    • Residents who rely on the water remain concerned about its safety
    • EPA: Water data has been collected regularly since the derailment

    EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (NewsNation) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Norfolk Southern to do additional cleanup in East Palestine creeks and conduct further chemical testing after the February trail derailment and chemical burn.

    “On October 18, 2023, EPA ordered Norfolk Southern to conduct additional cleanup and sheen investigations focused on oily sheens and sediments in Sulphur Run and Leslie Run creeks in East Palestine, Ohio, and surrounding areas,” the agency said in a statement.

    Residents of East Palestine continue to live in fear months after the controlled chemical burn released vinyl chloride into the community.

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