After a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Springfield, Ohio, on Saturday, authorities reported that no hazardous items were involved. This was the second similar event in less than a month. Four empty tanker cars were among the 28 out of 212 train cars that derailed, according to Norfolk Southern General Manager Kraig Barner on Sunday. Authorities were informed by the train firm that no hazardous items were involved in this event. Officials from Clark County, Ohio said that the four empty tankers were previously transporting diesel exhaust fluid and a standard chemical for wastewater treatment. Officials, including the Springfield fire chief, the Clark County hazmat coordinator, and the Clark County health commissioner, reaffirmed during the news conference on Sunday that neither the empty tanker trucks nor the other wrecked trains released "any chemical or any hazardous material." according to Ohio EPA Director Anne Vogel, to the water, the air, or the land. "We will be on-site to make sure that the soil is not damaged while vehicles are removed by Norfolk Southern," Vogel added. The recent derailment near Springfield is being looked into, according to a statement made by the National Transportation Safety Board on Sunday. Investigators are scheduled to arrive on Monday. The event occurred little over a month after a foreign train operated by Norfolk Southern derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, spewing vinyl chloride, ethyl acrylate, and isobutylene into the atmosphere.
East Palestine is situated 218 kilometres to the southwest of Springfield. A few days after the disaster, Norfolk Southern personnel carried out a controlled fire of hazardous chemicals from the train. The colourless gas vinyl chloride, which burns readily and is linked to an elevated risk of numerous malignancies, including brain, liver, and lung cancers, as well as lymphoma and leukaemia, the National Cancer Institute states. Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency have stated that they haven't discovered any chemical concentrations that provide a health risk, a remark that on Thursday's town hall meeting in East Palestine incensed locals. At the meeting, one guy shouted, "Don't lie to us!" as others booed vociferously. Many symptoms, including as headaches, nausea, and irritated eyes and skin, have been reported by homeowners. A new medical facility has been established to help anyone who have queries or concerns about their health.
2nd Norfolk Southern Train Derails In Ohio, No Hazardous Materials Released
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