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Following Toxic Train Wreck, President Biden Orders Door-to-door Checks

Teams from EPA, FEMA and CDC will conduct the visits

On Friday, President Joe Biden directed federal agencies to go door-to-door in East Palestine, Ohio, to check on families affected by the toxic train derailment that has morphed into a heated political controversy.

Under Biden's order, teams from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will visit homes beginning Saturday. Workers will ask how residents are doing, see what they need and connect them with appropriate resources from government and nonprofit organizations, the White House said.

The “walk teams” are modeled on similar teams following hurricanes and other natural disasters.

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