Newly released data shows soil in the Ohio town of East Palestine – scene of a recent catastrophic train crash and chemical spill – contains dioxin levels hundreds of times greater than the exposure threshold above which Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists in 2010 found poses cancer risks.
Crews removed contaminated soil from the Swinomish Reservation in Skagit County where two locomotives derailed and spilled an estimated 3,100 gallons of diesel fuel on a berm near a bay just after midnight Thursday.
A British Airways pilot collapsed and died shortly before he was due to captain a packed jet.
In a big setback for the centre, the Supreme Court today dismissed its petition seeking more compensation from Union Carbide for the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The gas leak that killed over 3,000 people is among the world's worst industrial disasters.
Pam Kline welcomed me through the front door of her home in East Palestine, Ohio, on a wet afternoon when we did not know if it was safe to be in the rain. About a week prior to our meeting, a train derailed in this small slice of the heartland, releasing toxic chemicals into the soil and sky. The house is a well-kept American Foursquare with an enclosed porch filled by the leathery smell of tobacco. She apologized for the odor as I entered the living room where her husband, Lenny, and a friendly Australian shepherd awaited. I told her the smell was pleasant. Even amid a crisis, the Klines were warm and kind.
During EPA Administrator Michael Regan's visit to East Palestine, he admitted that kids should be nowhere near the East Palestine water.
According to the local newspaper Ohio Star, animals have been found dead across Ohio State Parks after the East Palestine Train Derailment.
The vinyl chloride page on the CDC website has also recently undergone changes some days Before Ohio Train Derailment. An older version shows a FAQ page that was longer and more in-depth prior to the revisions.
Norfolk Southern has been rocked by a wave of class action lawsuits alleging East Palestine residents may already be undergoing DNA mutations due to the hazardous chemicals and demands for punitive damages and medical monitoring on the grounds that efforts by the rail company and local and state officials to burn off the hazardous chemicals made matters worse.
The world’s largest cylindrical aquarium exploded. A hundred firefighters were dispatched to the area, and the cause is now being looked into.