Here’s What the Derailed Ohio Train Carried — and What was Burned
The residents are right to be worried
On a cold night earlier this month, the sound of a train speeding through the center of town — typical background noise in the Ohio village near the Pennsylvania border — was replaced by a screeching and thundering halt, and roaring flames.
The derailment of a Norfolk Southern train has upended lives, prompted recriminations from Republican and Democratic politicians and exposed some of the risks posed by transporting hazardous chemicals across the country.
Here is what is known about what led to that moment, and what came after that.
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