Monday Morning: Chemical Release Successful, Evacuated Residents Remain Out of Homes

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The risk of an explosion is gone now.

But hundreds of people in and near East Palestine remain out of their homes as fires continue to burn along a near-half-mile stretch of railroad tracks from that Friday night derailment.

Norfolk Southern successfully released and burned off the vinyl chloride inside five damaged tanker cars, one of which was heating up and could have exploded.

The EPA did pick up readings for phosgene and hydrogen chloride near the release site.

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