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East Palestine Residents Demand DeWine Declare Emergency Following Derailment

A community group is seeking federal assistance

East Palestine residents gathered with the members of the Unity Council for the East Palestine Train Derailment Wednesday to hold a press conference at the Statehouse. They are hoping this effort will convince Gov. Mike DeWine to declare an emergency for their community that would give them access to federal support they said they desperately need.

On Feb. 3, 2023, a fiery train derailment released toxic chemicals into the air, ground and water. Residents from East Palestine shared their personal stories from the last four months as well as the daily struggles they are still facing.

"People are still getting sick. It started with respiratory illnesses, nose bleeds, intestinal issues," said Jess Conard, an East Palestine resident.

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