February 27, 2023

What Caused a Train to Derail in East Palestine, Ohio?

by The Journal

Earlier this month, a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in Ohio. Concerned about an explosion, authorities evacuated residents and carried out a controlled burn of toxic fumes. Now a report has found the cause of the derailment, but residents say they still have unanswered questions about the environmental impacts. WSJ's Kris Maher reports from East Palestine and Esther Fung discusses what this might mean for the rail industry.

Further Reading:

- What Happened in the Ohio Train Derailment? 

- Ohio Train Derailment: Toxic Chemicals and Distrust Remain in East Palestine 

- Train-Car Wheel Bearing Overheated Before Ohio Train Derailment, NTSB Finds 

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