News Feature | February 28, 2024

One Year After Train Derailment, East Palestine Wastewater Disposal Plan Under Fire

Source: KLa Systems
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As a region recovers from one of the most devastating environmental catastrophes in recent memory, its residents are fighting against the disposal plans for the resulting wastewater.

“It’s been a year since the East Palestine train derailment, and the accident’s impact stretches well beyond the borders of the eastern-Ohio village,” Ohio Capital Journal reported. “About 75 miles away, a drilling company is using a deep injection well to dispose of wastewater from the crash’s cleanup efforts, despite staunch local opposition.”

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