OEC’s Managing Director of Water Policy joins a roundtable discussion with lawmakers and experts to strategize around the East Palestine train derailment, its environmental impacts, and potential policy solutions.
Community members demand answers at local town hall meeting with Mayor Trent Conaway.
Ohio EPA water quality testing reveals no detection of contaminants in the municipal water system.
Ohio EPA recommends additional testing before private water wells can be used.
February 14, 2023
Norfolk Southern begins providing bottled water to residents of East Palestine.
In a press conference Governor DeWine admits to being offered assistance from President Biden, but he declines due to his perception of the severity of this disaster.
The U.S. EPA releases list of all the chemicals being carried on Norfolk Southern General Merchandise freight train 32N and identifies which ones are hazardous.
February 10, 2023
Norfolk Southern installs a dam and water bypass at Sulphur Run.
The U.S. EPA sends a letter to Norfolk Southern outlining liability, cleanup actions, and costs associated with the aftermath of the disaster.
Norfolk Southern releases its “Preliminary Remedial Action Work Plan”.
February 9, 2023
Residential air screening appointments are offered at the expense of Norfolk Southern.
February 8, 2023
Controlled burn fire of railcar substances goes out.
Gov. Dewine, Gov. Shapiro, and other local officials announce that evacuated residents in East Palestine can safely return home.
U.S. EPA and Ohio EPA find materials spilling into Sulphur Run and nearby soil during a wreck inspection.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources releases estimate that 3,500 aquatic animals died from the immediate contaminate spill into Sulphur Run, Leslie Run, Bull Creek, and a portion of the North Fork of Beaver Creek.