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Ohio officials confirm public water near East Palestine is safe after train derailment

Posted on AllSides February 15th, 2023
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Ohio officials said Wednesday that they have confirmed the water for the town of East Palestine is safe to consume after completing tests on wells that lead into the town’s municipal water system following the train derailment there earlier this month. Gov. Mike DeWine’s (R) office said in a release that tests on five wells detected no contaminants in “raw” water. Officials also tested “combined, treated water” from the five wells and did not detect any contaminants related to the derailment. “With these tests results, Ohio [Environmental Protection Agency] is...

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