Ohio train derailment waste shipments resume after brief pause
After the Ohio train derailment, one of the major questions was…what should be done with all the contaminated waste?
We know it was being shipped out of the area.
Shipments of the waste resumed Monday — after they paused over the weekend.
Federal officials ordered the pause amid concerns regarding oversight of *where* it was being shipped.
At that point — some liquid and solid waste had already been taken to sites in Michigan and Texas.
“Harris County has received a half a million gallons of firefighting water and will be receiving up to one and a half million more gallons for around 2 million gallons total. Texas Molecular said they’re getting around 30 trucks per day from East Palestine, Ohio.”
On Monday — the Environmental Protection Agency announced two new hazardous waste sites will receive some of the shipments.
The sites include an incinerator in Grafton, Ohio, and a landfill in Roachdale, Indiana.
“The addition of these disposal locations gets us closer to having enough capacity to finish the clean-up and to get all the waste out of East Palestine as quickly as possible.”
The E-P-A says it is getting close to having enough certified facilities to take all of the waste.
About 1-point-8 million gallons of liquid waste have been collected from the derailment site.