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Researchers Find High Levels of Hazardous Chemical Weeks After East Palestine Derailment

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An aerial view of the Norfolk Southern freight train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio captured on Feb. 5.

A team of air quality researchers from Carnegie Mellon and Texas A&M say they detected higher than expected levels of one pollutant in East Palestine. The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier reports the testing occurred over two days last month.

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(Original air-date: 3/6/23)

Reid R. Frazier covers energy for The Allegheny Front. His work has taken him as far away as Texas and Louisiana to report on the petrochemical industry and as close to home as Greene County, Pennsylvania to cover the shale gas boom. His award-winning work has also aired on NPR, Marketplace and other outlets.