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Research from Ohio train derailment shows pollution spread across 16 states

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Last year, the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, made headlines as it carried hazardous chemicals along the Pennsylvania border. After the train derailed, the local government completed a controlled burn of five cars. The burn spewed harmful chemicals such as vinyl chloride, ethylene glycol, ethylexyl acrylate, butyl acrylate and isobutbutylene into the air and waterways.

IOPscience completed research that showed the extent of the pollution. The researchers found that the pollution spread among 16 states. ABC News reported that parts of the Midwest, Northeast and Southern United States were affected by the derailment. This is 540,000. . .

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