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White House Deploys Health Personnel To Town Impacted By Ohio Train Crash

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2023
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The Biden administration announced Friday that it will send health professionals to East Palestine, Ohio, as the small town reels from a Norfolk Southern train derailment.

Authorities previously evacuated all residents within one mile of the derailment and started a controlled burn of industrial chemicals present on the train to decrease the risk of an explosion. Vinyl chloride, a carcinogen used to manufacture PVC, was released from five train cars in the form of massive plumes of dark smoke visible in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

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