Residents of a small Ohio town whose lives have been thrown into disarray since a derailed train earlier this month pressed top officials over long-
term health concerns and told a CNN town hall expressed his growing disbelief during Wednesday night.
February 5, 2023: NTSB investigators conduct unmanned aircraft systems to the Norfolk Southern freight train derailment near East Palestine,
Ohio. Nearly 3 weeks after Ohio toxic derailment, a preliminary report on the wreckage is expected today Following the February 3 accident
, angry and frustrated residents of East Palestine raised key concerns including air and water safety,
cleanup efforts and whether chemicals released after the accident could have long-term health effects,
with government Mike DeWine and Norfolk Southern CEO Complained to Alan Shaw. on their families and children -
some of whom have said they are still feeling sick weeks after the massive derailment. Jim Stewart, a lifelong 65-year-old former Palestine resident,
said he is angry and disgusted by what happened to his hometown. "I don't feel safe in this town anymore.
You took it away from me," Stewart told Shaw during the town hall. Stewart, who said he lives near where the train crashed,
said he experienced headaches after breathing air near his home after the derailment.
"Have you cut my life short now? I want to retire and enjoy it.
How do we enjoy it? You burned me out," Stewart said addressing Shaw. "You've made me an angry man."
advertising response In response, Shaw apologized and vowed to fix it through a proper cleanup and reimbursing residents.