‘We Basically Nuked A Town With Chemicals’: Critics Blast Detonation From Train Derailment
After a “team of experts” decided to release chemicals from derailed train cars near East Palestine, Ohio, and ignite them, causing a huge explosion, some critics stated their disapproval of officials letting people return to their homes.
On February 3, about 50 cars on a Norfolk Southern Corp. derailed, causing a fire to break out. The train had departed Madison, Illinois, and was headed to Conway, Pennsylvania. Fourteen of the train cars each reportedly carried 25,000 to 33,000 gallons of vinyl chloride.