Second Ohio Train Derailment Dire Warning of Crumbling Infrastructure

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Just over one month after the devastating train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, another train left the tracks in the west central part of the state Saturday evening, prompting temporary shelter-in-place orders for residents within 1,000 feet of the overturned train cars. While the crash fortunately resulted in no injuries and no evidence of hazardous materials spilling into the environment, it was yet more evidence of the fragile state of America’s infrastructure.

A 212-car freight train was traveling southbound in Clark County around 5 pm on Saturday when 28 cars went off the tracks near the city of Springfield. Although several of the cars that derailed had trace amounts of diesel exhaust fluid and polyacrylamide water solution, they were empty at the time of the crash. A statement from the Clark County Emergency Management Agency said that “the Clark County…

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