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J.D. Vance Calls For Answers After Ohio Train Derailment, Notes ‘Alarming’ Reports He Received

Posted on AllSides February 13th, 2023
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Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) called for answers on Monday over the environmental hazards induced by a Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, earlier this month.

The derailment, which occurred on February 3, started a fire that lasted for several days. Local and state officials moved to evacuate all residents within one mile of the crash and started a controlled burn of the chemicals to lower the risk of an explosion. Vinyl chloride, a carcinogen that can contaminate water supplies, was released from five train cars in the form...

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