Residents and workers near the site where a train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed this month have been diagnosed with bronchitis and other conditions that doctors and nurses suspect are linked to chemical exposure.
A family from Pennsylvania inspects the wreckage of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio on Feb. 19, 2023.
Yang's employees resumed work on Feb. 13, he said, but after about two days, they “started dropping like flies.”.
A plume of smoke rises from a Norfolk Southern train that derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 4.
“Whenever you burn chlorinated compounds, you get really nasty materials that are capable of causing chemical bronchitis,” Balmes said.
The Ohio Department of Health Assessment Clinic mobile unit outside First Church of Christ in East Palestine, Ohio on Feb. 21.
The view from Wendy Snyder's window on Feb. 3, the night of the train derailment in in East Palestine, Ohio. »