PEMA launches online dashboard for concerned residents near train derailments
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — As clean-up efforts continue in eastern Palestine, Ohio, after a Norfolk Southern train derailed, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) has launched a new online dashboard.
The online dashboard, created in coordination with several other state agencies, aims to inform affected residents in western Pennsylvania.
PEMA director Randy Padfield spoke about the ordeal. “As the cleanup continues, our agency wants to ensure residents have an easily accessible online resource with accurate and relevant information to refer to if they have any questions. Our priority remains to ensure each impacted resident has the information and resources they need to make important health and safety decisions for their families.”
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According to PEMA, air and water tests have been carried out since the derailment, including during the controlled burn.
So far, no worrying readings have been identified by the government agencies involved.
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