Less than two weeks after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, another train has now derailed in Van Buren Township, Michigan, also carrying one car with hazardous material.
Officials report that at least six cars were seen off the track and that one was carrying hazardous materials.
“We are in touch with the relevant federal authorities, including the EPA,” Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) told reporters.
“At this time, no one is aware of the release of any hazardous materials, the car carrying hazardous material has been put upright and is being removed from the area of the other derailed cars, and EPA is dispatching a team to ensure public safety,” she said.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy also said it is “aware of the train derailment in Van Buren Township, Wayne County, where initial reports indicate no threat to the public from the derailment.
“EGLE personnel are on their way to the scene to assist in assessing the situation,” it added.
February 16, 2023
Are these coordinated? At one point is it not a coincidence?— Lisa Boothe 🇺🇸 (@LisaMarieBoothe) February 16, 2023
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