"EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — Residents of the Ohio village upended by a freight train derailment packed a school gym to seek answers about whether they were safe from toxic chemicals that spilled or were burned off.
Hundreds of worried people gathered Wednesday in East Palestine, near the Pennsylvania state line, to hear state officials insist yet again that testing shows local air is safe to breathe so far and promise that air and water monitoring would continue.
With the community in the national spotlight, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is slated to visit Thursday to assess the ongoing response and hear from impacted residents."
Patrick Orsagos reports for the Associated Press February 16, 2023.
"Pa. Governor Accuses Train Company Of Mishandling Ohio Derailment" (Washington Post)
"Charges Dropped Against Reporter Arrested At News Conference" (AP)
"Excess Size Caused Train To Break Down In Days Before It Derailed In Ohio, Employees Say" (CBS News)
"In Ohio Town Where Train Derailed, Anxiety and Distrust Are Running Deep" (New York Times)
"U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan To Visit East Palestine In Wake Of Train Derailment" (Columbus Dispatch)