HARRISBURG– Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry today offered the following statement regarding the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3, 2023, and announced the office’s new hotline to accept complaints from those who might be experiencing lasting impact from the catastrophe.
“Pennsylvanians have a constitutional right to clean air and pure water, and I am committed to defending that right,” said Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry. “The derailment of this train, including multiple rail cars carrying hazardous materials, has the potential to impact Pennsylvania, as the site is less than one mile from the Pennsylvania border. I am thankful for the leadership of Governor Shapiro on this matter and I encourage impacted citizens to reach out to my Office to report concerns.”
The Office of Attorney General has created a hotline for citizens to call regarding the derailment. The hotline number is (724) 858-4689, citizens may also email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/norfolk-southern-derailment/.
Visit the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency’s (PEMA) online train derailment dashboard for more details about the derailment response, including resources on air and water testing, health assessments, and cleaning services.
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