What happened in East Palestine, Ohio?

On February 3, 2023, a Norfolk Southern train carrying vinyl chloride derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, approximately 67 miles from Summit County.  Emergency crews conducted a controlled burn of the spill on the request of state officials, which released hydrogen chloride and phosgene into the air. As a result, residents within a 1 mi (1.6 km) radius were evacuated, and an emergency response from agencies across three states was initiated. 

The incident has generated questions from Hudson citizens about the impact to the water and air quality in Hudson. The EPA and Summit County Public Health have stated there is no impact to the City of Hudson based on this incident. For more information visit East Palestine Train Derailment.

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1. What happened in East Palestine, Ohio?
2. What impacts will the train derailment in East Palestine have on Hudson?
3. Is Hudson in the same watershed as East Palestine?
4. What is the City of Hudson doing about the East Palestine train derailment?
5. Did the train that derailed in East Palestine come through Hudson?
6. What chemicals was the train transporting in the East Palestine derailment?
7. Why did the train derail?
8. How many trains travel through Hudson a day?
9. How often are Norfolk Southern tracks inspected?
10. Can the City of Hudson regulate train activity through our City?
11. Does the railroad notify Hudson when trains carrying hazardous materials pass through our City?
12. How will the City of Hudson revise its Emergency Operations Plan based on the East Palestine Train Derailment?