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Secretary Buttigieg Visits East Palestine After Train Derailment, Calls on Rail Industry to Increase Safety Measures

On Thursday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled to East Palestine, Ohio to view the site of a train derailment that happened earlier this month.[0] The incident led to a spill of toxic chemicals into the community, prompting an evacuation of the village and some surrounding areas. Buttigieg is meeting with community members, receiving an […]

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on East Palestine Train Derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report into the toxic train derailment earlier this month in East Palestine, Ohio.[0] The report states that after the train stopped, the crew observed smoke and fire and notified dispatch of a possible derailment.[1] After obtaining authorization from the dispatcher, the crew applied the handbrakes […]

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