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US Toxic Train Saga Shows Growing Environmental Risks in Logistics

This month’s derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous chemicals in the eastern Ohio village of East Palestine has brought into sharp focus the growing environmental risks embedded in supply chains.

The 150-car train derailed on Feb. 3, hauling about 20 railcars with chemicals, including vinyl chloride, ethylhexyl acrylate and isobutylene, according to the EPA. Those chemicals were released into the air, surface soils and surface waters