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New Pitt Study Details Dangers of Train Derailments to Southwestern PA’s Rivers

Raymond Eichelberger

University of Pittsburgh researchers say over three-quarters of all train derailments in Southwestern PA occur within 300 feet of the region’s major rivers.

As WESA’s Jillian Forstadt reports, their data highlights a potential risk to communities already facing socio-economic and environmental inequality.

Read the full story here.

(Original air-date: 4/28/23)

Jillian Forstadt is a general assignment reporter at 90.5 WESA. Before moving to Pittsburgh, she covered affordable housing, homelessness and rural health care at WSKG Public Radio in Binghamton, New York. Her reporting has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition.