Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has formally requested a major disaster declaration from the Biden administration for East Palestine, following a train derailment that occurred 150 days ago. DeWine emphasizes the urgent need for federal assistance as the state continues to assess the long-term aftermath of the incident. Norfolk Southern, the company responsible for the derailment, is currently entangled in litigation and may cease its voluntary support to the community, leaving the guarantee of assistance uncertain. Newly revealed documents shed light on the incident, which was caused by a car’s wheel set falling off. While no lives were lost, a controlled burn of toxic chemicals raised concerns about health and environmental impacts. Governor DeWine’s appeal highlights the ongoing cleanup efforts and the economic effects on homeowners and businesses. The disaster declaration is crucial to ensure all available resources are used to support the affected community.
Ohio Governor Seeks Disaster Declaration for East Palestine: Urgent Call for Aid
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