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Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine

A Norfolk Southern freight train derailed and caught fire in the town of East Palestine, Ohio, around 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. Of the 38 cars that derailed, 11 contained toxic chemicals including vinyl chloride, a known carcinogen, and butyl acrylate.

  • Zsuzsa Gyenes and her son have been living at a hotel in Cranberry, Pa., since a few days after the Norfolk Southern train derailment near their (now former) home in East Palestine, Ohio.
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  • U.S. EPA Hotline: 1-866-361-0526
    Air monitoring, water sampling, intake for scheduling cleaning services
  • Health Assessment Clinic:
    234-564-7755 or 234-564-7888
    First Church of Christ, 20 W. Martin St., East Palestine
  • Family Assistance Center: 800-230-7049
    Abundant Life Church
    46469 OH-46
    New Waterford, Ohio 44445
  • Ohio’s CareLine: 800-720-9616
    24/7 free, confidential emotional support
  • Poison Control Center: 800-222-1222
  • Residential Testing Hotline: 330-849-3919
    Home air quality testing & private wall water testing
  • Train derailment incident hotline: 234-542-6474
    For information on odors, fumes or personal health
  • Ohio Dept of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health: 614-728-6220
    Questions on animal health