The Norfolk Southern train that derailed on Feb. 3 in eastern Ohio is continuing to cause concern over the toxic chemicals released, though Mike Meyer of the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology faculty believes it’s unlikely the chemicals will be a danger to people in central Pennsylvania.
The professor of earth systems science at Harrisburg University says, “A lot of the chemicals they did burn off still would have given aerosols into the air, in addition to releasing material that would go onto the ground, into the surface water streams, possibly even the groundwater.”
Central Pennsylvania is unlikely to get enough of the toxic material to put people in danger, Meyer said in an interview with FOX-43 about the spill. Watch the segment here https://www.fox43.com/article/news/local/ohio-train-derailment-central-pa-toxic-chemicals/521-f8a4881e-4f6c-44bf-b797-b8ee32af55a8
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