Factbox-Timeline of Ohio practice derailment containing hazardous chemical compounds cargo By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view exhibits a plume of smoke, following a practice derailment that compelled individuals to evacuate from their properties in East Palestine, Ohio, U.S., February 6, 2023. REUTERS/Alan Freed

(Reuters) – A timeline of occasions since a Norfolk Southern (NYSE:) Railroad-operated practice derailed close to East Palestine, Ohio, whereas carrying hazardous supplies from Illinois to Pennsylvania.

Feb. 3: Derailment of a practice comprising three locomotives and 150 freight automobiles, and subsequent hearth sends plumes of smoke over East Palestine and forces the short-term evacuation of 1000’s of residents. No person is harm.

Feb. 5: Nationwide Transportation Security Board (NTSB) member Michael Graham says video footage of the accident factors to doable “mechanical points on one of many rail automobile axles.”

Feb. 6: Crews drain and burn off an “unstable” poisonous chemical cargo from 5 rail automobiles of the practice.

Feb. 8: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says residents can return to their properties.

Feb. 10: The Environmental Safety Company (EPA) notifies Norfolk Southern it might be responsible for clear up beneath the U.S. Superfund regulation.    

Feb. 13: The EPA’s Nice Lakes regional workplace says it had performed air high quality checks in 291 properties within the evacuation zone and detected no vinyl chloride or hydrogen chloride, two of the hazardous supplies that almost all nervous officers. It stated it wanted to display one other 181 properties.

Feb. 14: The Nationwide Transportation Security Board (NTSB) says 20 automobiles have been carrying hazardous supplies, together with 10 that derailed. The NTSB says 38 automobiles in complete left the tracks and that the following hearth broken 12 extra automobiles. The NTSB has not given any preliminary report on any doable explanation for the derailment.  

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