• Derailment= East Palestine Ohio

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Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
  by Bracdude181
 
Ouch. The video I was shown only showed the train hitting the lines and the lines jumping all around. Didn’t know they actually pulled them down.
  by Roscoe P. Coaltrain
 
NS has received its first paperwork from the EPA under the Superfund laws. It discusses some of the other chemicals in the other cars nobody talked about, and shows a dissatisfaction with the earthwork done so far that was needed to get the mainline open again. Looks like groundwater is going to be the long term issue here.

https://www.salemnews.net/news/local-ne ... statement/

(it was a bit humorous to watch some 'yoots' from this smartphone generation of reporters on Tiktok refer to Superfund as "a bunch of laws passed during Jimmy Carter")
  by Bracdude181
 
Supposedly the axle problem began 20 miles prior to the derailment according to a few news sources. Has me curious why the issue wasn’t detected in time. One area detector did find the problem but it was very close to the derailment…
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Best advised to take anything that outfit says "with a grain of salt".

That a hotbox went undected for 20 miles is a serious charge of negligence. Nice to have "a bit more" evidence than some door bell cameras.
  by Roscoe P. Coaltrain
 
I remember being trackside with a scanner when the Conrail geometry train would come through with that passenger car that was capable of testing hotbox detectors by throwing a false signal. Does the NS ex-SD35 "brick", which seems to be their tool of choice, have the same hotbox scanner testing capability?
  by Bracdude181
 
This whole thing just keeps getting worse!
  by Bracdude181
 
https://archive.is/miFcR

Friend of mine sent me this picture. Apparently it’s the cars that derailed and what they had in them.
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  by GRSdave
 
Gov. DeWine gives update on East Palestine train derailment

Published: Feb. 14, 2023 at 11:38 AM EST|Updated: 2 hours ago

COLUMBIANA COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Tuesday to provide an update on the Feb. 3 Norfolk-Southern train derailment in East Palestine.

This will be DeWine’s third update on the train derailment and the controlled explosion of the five railroad cars carrying the chemical vinyl chloride. After the controlled explosion, the chemicals were drained into a ditch and set on fire.

Due to the risk of explosion and concern over air and water quality, hundreds of residents in East Palestine and 20 homes in Pennsylvania were evacuated from their homes from Feb. 5 to Feb. 8.

They were allowed back into their neighborhoods the evening of Feb. 8, after officials said air quality “showed readings at points below safety screening levels for contaminants of concern.”

Residents who have been notified that their drinking water is ‘at risk’ should call 330-849-3919.

DeWine has previously said he was going to have Norfolk-Southern pay for the clean-up.

Copyright 2023 WOIO. All rights reserved.
  by GRSdave
 
Gov. DeWine gives update on East Palestine train derailment

Published: Feb. 14, 2023 at 11:38 AM EST

COLUMBIANA COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and other officials held a news conference Tuesday afternoon and provided an update on the Feb. 3 Norfolk-Southern train derailment in East Palestine.

This was DeWine’s third update on the train derailment and the controlled explosion of the five railroad cars carrying the chemical vinyl chloride. After the controlled explosion, the chemicals were drained into a ditch and set on fire.

Due to the risk of explosion and concern over air and water quality, hundreds of people in East Palestine and 20 homes in Pennsylvania were evacuated from their residences from Feb. 5 to Feb. 8.

They were allowed back into their neighborhoods the evening of Feb. 8, after officials said air quality “showed readings at points below safety screening levels for contaminants of concern.”

DeWine announced Tuesday, according to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), this train was not considered a high-hazardous materials train, which DeWine said was “absurd.”

Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said residents in the impacted zone who use well water are “strongly” encouraged to get their wells tested and the cost will be taken care of.

Dr. Vanderhoff is also recommending residents use bottled water, especially if you are pregnant or making bottles with infant formula.

“Bottled water is the right answer,” said Dr. Vanderhoff.

Dr. Vanderhoff added if residents are experiencing any health problems, like headaches, eye and skin irritation, they should call the local hotline.

At Tuesday’s news conference, an official with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) said seven and a half-miles of local streams and waterways were tested for water quality.

ODNR officials said they found a total of 3500 dead fish in that space, including 12 different species. None of the species are threatened or endangered.

ODNR added their officers have been in the waters every day and found no increase in dead fish and no evidence of non-aquatic wildlife deaths.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Debra Shore said as of Feb. 14, the air monitoring has not detected any levels of health concern that can be attributed to the incident.

They have also screened a total of 396 homes and no detections of vinyl chloride or hydrogen chloride were identified, said Shore.

Shore added 64 additional homes are scheduled to be screened.

Residents can stay up-to-date by calling the EPA at 215-814-2400 or checking their website.

DeWine has previously said he was going to have Norfolk-Southern pay for the clean-up.

Copyright 2023 WOIO. All rights reserved.
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