EPA Warns States To Accept Derailment Waste Amid Scrutiny Over ‘Red Tape’

March 17, 2023
EPA is reminding Norfolk Southern that it must find acceptable disposal sites for the waste from its train derailment in East Palestine, OH, while warning states that they are legally bound to accept such wastes, pushing back on charges from Ohio’s Gov. Mike De Wine (R) that EPA “red tape” is delaying disposal even as some officials seek to block the waste from entering their states. During a March 17 press conference, EPA Administrator Michael Regan announced that the agency...

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