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Find resources for Pennsylvanians and a timeline of the Governor Shapiro administration's response below.

For the latest information,  go to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website or call their info line at 330-775-6517.

About the Derailment

Around 9:30 p.m. on February 3, 2023, a Norfolk Southern train had 53 cars derail in East Palestine, Ohio. The site of the derailment is less than one mile from the Pennsylvania border. Five of the derailed train cars contained the hazardous material vinyl chloride.

Additional derailed cars contained other chemicals of concern, including ethylene glycol, butyl acrylates, ethylhexyl acrylate, benzene, ethanol, and isobutylene. Environmental, health, and safety officials from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and federal agencies are working together to monitor air and water quality in the region.

Monitoring has been in place since the incident began, including during the controlled vent and burn, the fire afterward, and in the days since. The commonwealth of Pennsylvania has utilized resources from across agencies to make sure Pennsylvanians have the support and information they need.

Governor Shapiro has visited with local leaders and residents in Beaver County several times, and the administration will remain vigilant for threats to public health and safety.

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Need assistance? Below are state and federal resources for people impacted by the train derailment.

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Since the train first derailed on February 3, the Shapiro Administration has been working to make sure affected residents have what they need to stay safe and informed. View the timeline below for details.

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