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Decision to burn chemicals after Ohio derailment under scrutiny at hearing

Posted on AllSides June 23rd, 2023
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Gene J. Puskar / AP file

The decision to vent and burn five train cars’ carcinogenic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio, in February came under renewed scrutiny Thursday as federal investigators questioned officials in the community still reeling from the aftermath of a toxic train derailment.

The National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, on Thursday held the first of two days of investigative hearings in East Palestine, a village of around 4,700 near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border where the Feb. 3 derailment occurred.

It was revealed Thursday that Norfolk Southern’s train twice needed repairs by mechanical personnel the...

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