EPA Monitoring Contamination of Ohio River from Train Derailment Chemical Spill

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Chemicals that spilled from the East Palestine train derailment have been detected in the Ohio River according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Chief of the Ohio EPA Tiffani Kavalec said, “The spill did flow to the Ohio River, but the Ohio River is very large and it’s a water body that’s able to dilute the pollutants pretty quickly.” She added, “The farther it heads down the Ohio, the much less risk that it is and we haven’t seen a risk, even at the closest points to East Palestine. So, we would not envision anything from this point forward impacting any of the future drinking supplies.”  The EPA is also closely monitoring air quality in the area.