Biden to travel to Palestine to mark train derailment

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President Biden will travel to East Palestine on Feb. 16, a little more than a year after the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals near the town. "The President will travel to East Palestine, Ohio to discuss how the Administration continues working with state and local officials to hold Norfolk Southern accountable and support the community as it moves forward".

Axar.az reports that the White House said in an advisory Saturday.

"The President will discuss his commitment to ensuring the people of East Palestine are not defined by this single event, and that his administration is delivering on the needs of families, businesses, and affected residents," the advisory continued.

The train that derailed near the town spilled dangerous chemicals including vinyl chloride in the area, which has resulted in increased environmental and health concerns in the area. The White House also noted the upcoming trip at the end of last month, but the date was not specified. The president's visit to the Ohio town follows his comments from March last year, in which he said he vowed to visit "at some point."

2024.02.11 / 09:38
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