Norfolk Southern Train Derailment | Resources for Pennsylvania and Ohio Residents
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with state and local agencies, have been conducting rigorous air and water monitoring in the wake of the derailment. Due to the severity of the situation, testing and monitoring will continue, and resources are available to those impacted by the derailment.
- For consolidated information on resources, including information on air and water testing, health assessments, investigation updates, a timeline of events, and materials from Norfolk Southern, visit the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency’s one-stop-shop: https://www.pema.pa.gov/derailment/Pages/default.aspx
- For more information about test results and resources, please visit the EPA’s website at: https://response.epa.gov/site/site_profile.aspx?site_id=15933. You can also contact the EPA through their hotline at 215-814-2400. You can also access the state’s fact sheet at: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Environmental%20Health/FAQ%20NS%20Train%20Derailment_East%20Palestine%20OH.pdf
- If residents have medical questions related to the train derailment, they can call the Pittsburgh Poison Center at 1-877-603-0170.
- If residents have further questions or concerns about possible exposure, they may call the CTEH Taggart Road Hotline at 234-542-6474 to speak with a toxicologist, or contact the PA Department of Health at 877-PA-HEALTH or firstname.lastname@example.org
- If residents have additional questions about air and water quality, they can call the PA Department of Environmental Protection at 412-442-4000.
- If residents require additional assistance, including assistance with reimbursements, they can either visit the Norfolk Southern Family Assistance Center at Abundant Life Church located 46469 State Route 46,?New Waterford, Ohio, or call 1-800-230-7049.
- If residents need to contact Beaver County Emergency Services, they can call 724-773-6767.
- To speak with someone from Senator Casey’s office, Pennsylvania residents can call 866-461-9159.