Ohio avoids "tragedy of epic proportions" as train derailment evac lifted

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2023
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Residents of the town of East Palestine in Ohio, near the border with Pennsylvania, have been allowed to return to their homes following a train derailment that led to a toxic chemical leak. Hundreds of residents from the area surrounding a railroad were forced to evacuate on Friday. Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro on Monday urged residents in his state within a 1-mile radius to evacuate and those within 2 miles to shelter in place. Officials said they had decided to initiate a controlled burn of vinyl chloride due to the...

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