Truck Spills Toxic Soil from East Palestine Derailment – IOTW Report

Truck Spills Toxic Soil from East Palestine Derailment

CBS Pittsburgh

A driver hauling contaminated soil from the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment clean-up site crashed in Columbiana County on Monday.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers were called to the area of state Route 165 near Waterford Road around 1 p.m. for the single-vehicle crash involving a tractor with a trailer. More

9 Comments on Truck Spills Toxic Soil from East Palestine Derailment

  1. @ Little Morphin’ Annie

    As part of his punishment the driver will now be vaxxed.
    The benefit is, He’ll not have to worry about renewing his commercial drivers license.

  2. Where the hell do you take toxic soil on a field trip to to make it not be toxic soil?

    I believe they burn it in an industrial incinerator. That’s why they were originally trucking it to Detroit, but the local pols in MI got the Biden administration to put a stop to it. I don’t know where or what they are doing with it now. Contaminated water was sent to Texas to be injected deep underground. – Dr. Tar

  3. Thanks Dr.! Given the scale of the train accident, it seems to me there was a whole lot of soil that would need to be trucked away, I would actually like to see the incinerator that could make that much dirt go away. I guess I also need to figure out what happens to soil when incinerated. It seems like they are just spreading a gigantic mess to other places. I do have a lot of sympathy for the people in the area that have been devastated, and hope there are not horrible long term effects.

  4. And this toxic soil is being transported on a truck with a tarp. Not sealed. Not escorted. Not even a hazmat sign on the back. WTF?

    Try taking a detour through DC with that load and see if it’s declared nontoxic when it overturns in front of the Capitol…

  5. @wonky,

    if you heat it high enough and fast enough, typically with oxygen, the chemicals “burn” along with any organic matter (think cremation), and yes, the smart part is in retaining metals, etc. that would otherwise be valuable or toxic.


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