The Heat: Ohio Train Derailment

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Residents in East Palestine, Ohio say they need help more than two weeks after a freight train derailed spilling dangerous chemicals. 

Ahead, why authorities say the air and drinking water are now safe. 

A health clinic opened Tuesday in East Palestine, Ohio in response to complaints from residents who say they’re suffering from breathing problems, headaches and rashes. 

On February 3rd, a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous materials derailed, and a subsequent controlled burn sent a toxic plume into the air. 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Bruce Fein is a Constitutional Lawyer. 
  • Joseph Williams is a former Senior Editor with U.S. News and World Report. 
  • Mohammed Mahmoud is the Director of the Climate and Water Program at the Middle East Institute. 
  • Benji Jones is a Senior Environmental Reporter at Vox.