Train derailment site contaminated with cancer-causing toxins: Study

According to the data from a recently completed study*, the site of the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment in February, 2023 contains cancer-causing toxin levels far above the safe limit.  The levels of toxins found in two soil samples are up to 14 times higher than dioxin** soil limits in some US states.

The data released suggests that the soil at the site of train crash had toxicity equivalence of “2,3,7,8 TCDD toxicity equivalence” of 700 parts per trillion (ppt). The level at which the authorities will initiate cleanup action in residential areas is 1,000 ppt.  (source)

*Source: SimpleLab

*Dioxins are a class of chemicals that are a byproduct produced when chlorine is burned–a common industrial process in making products such as polymer pipes.