ohio: Ohio train derailment: West Virginia water utility takes major step as precautions

West Virginia water utility has started increasing its treatment process after a train had derailed in East Palestine, Ohio in the US. The train derailment led to spewing out of boiling gas. Officials then opted to burn vinyl chloride in five tanker cars in a controlled manner to dispose the toxic chemical, according to FoxNews.

Meanwhile, West Virginia American Water stated that its water treatment process was being enhanced as a precaution.

The water utility will install a secondary intake on Guyandotte River. However, the utility made clear that there won’t be any change in raw water in Ohio water intake, as per the report.

The utility assured that health and safety of the customers are its priority and no water advisories was issued, according to the report.

East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway told WFMJ all burning chemicals were completely put out. The mayor has said that clean up project would continue.

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He has also said that given there is a closed water system, it was 100 per cent safe.

Around 50 train cars derailed on February 3 at East Palestine village of Ohio. Out of the total, 10 cars were carrying hazardous materials. While no was injured in the incident, an investigation has revealed that no one has injured, as per the report.


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