Republicans and Ohio officals have been lamblasting the Feds for not coming in and taking over the situation…..
Especially the President who just came back from ma visit to the Ukraine….
The EPA Direcrtor had visited the site and gone over the situation which was Ohio’s to handle….
But the uproar and continued state being overwhelmed has been a media political beatdown against Biden…
Biden has order the Federal EPA to take the lead in handling the response…
The move came after frustration from both residents and officials in Ohio and Pennsylvania with the rail company and criticism of the Biden administration’s response to the Feb. 3 crash from some lawmakers. In the two weeks since evacuated residents returned to their homes, national attention on East Palestine has intensified and residents have said they were left with questions about potential contamination and cleanup.
While the move means the EPA can penalize the rail company if it doesn’t comply, it was not yet clear how much comfort the announcement would bring East Palestine’s 4,700 residents, who remain worried about their health and homes.
“I recognize that no matter how much data we collect or provide, it will not be enough to completely reassure everybody,” Regan said at a news conference in East Palestine. “But we’re going to work together day by day for as long as it takes to make sure that this community feels at home once again.”
Norfolk Southern will have to pay for the remediation, under penalty of fines for violations. The company must also pay for cleaning services that the agency will offer to residents and businesses, participate in public meetings and share information publicly, according to the EPA…..
The Trump admin had watered down safety reguiremnts for railroad previously…..
THAT will be under discussion in relation to this situation on a political level one would guess…
Best of all?
Trump is going to the site to try to throw down at Biden & Co.
Less regulation is ok until something goes sideways, eh?
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