With the Biden administration in charge, the cleanup of contaminated waste from East Palestine, Ohio, is going nowhere fast.
Debra Shore, a regional administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency, said that the EPA has ordered Norfolk Southern to “pause” waste shipments out of the community, according to CBS.
On Feb. 3, a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in East Palestine. Several days later, a burn-off of toxic chemicals that were on board was conducted, leading to an evacuation of the town. Since residents were allowed to return, they have complained of skin rashes and other ailments.
Amid questions of the quality of the air, Norfolk Southern had been cleaning up spilled chemicals and shipping out the contaminated water and soil. Read more…