Trump scheduled visit to Ohio where chemical train derailed

Trump scheduled visit to Ohio where chemical train derailed

Former U.S. President Donald Trump plans to visit Ohio next week, where a chemical train derailed earlier this month.

Donald Trump will travel to the town of East Palestine, near the site of the accident, on Feb. 22.

Earlier, the White House said it would send a team of medics and toxicologists to the scene of the train wreck to conduct tests and assess public health.

Several dozens of carriages of the train, carrying hazardous substances, derailed on February 3 near the village of East Palestine. As stressed in the White House, immediately after the accident a team of representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency was sent to Ohio. Among other things, they’re monitoring air and drinking water quality after the accident and checking homes for hazardous chemicals.

So far, 500 homes have been tested, according to federal authorities, and no vinyl chloride or hydrogen chloride levels have been detected. Ohio Governor Michael Devine said on Twitter on Feb. 15 that further tests by experts have also found no contaminants in the East Palestinian municipal water supply.

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