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EPA Vows To Order Dioxin Testing At Derailment Site But Sees ‘Low’ Risk

March 2, 2023
EPA is vowing to order the Norfolk Southern railroad company to test for dioxins in the aftermath of its Feb. 3 train derailment in East Palestine, OH, after lawmakers and local residents pressed the agency over dangers from the highly toxic family of chemicals, though officials are also touting “indicator” tests they say show a “low probability” of contamination. In a joint March 2 letter to Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and J.D. Vance (R-OH), both EPA Administrator Michael Regan and...

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