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East Palestine Train Derailment Kills More Than 40,000 Aquatic Animals

The deaths are believed to have occurred within 24 hours of the derailment

Thousands of fish were reportedly killed due to a release of toxic chemicals following a train derailment in East Palestine on Feb. 4, 2023.

Today, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz held a press conference where she provided an estimate of the total number of minnows and other types of fish killed.

The sample count of animals impacted in the waterways near the site total 2,938 with nearly 2,200 being minnows, according to ODNR. The collection of dead fish in the area took place on Feb. 6 and Feb. 7 by two officers with the Division of Wildlife.

Please select this link to read the complete article from WBNS-10TV.

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