EPA Chief Returns to East Palestine, Ohio

He postponed his trip to Africa to meet with residents impacted by the toxic train derailment.

Michael Regan, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) postponed a trip to West Africa to make his third visit to East Palestine, Ohio. A Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in the small town on February 3, and the toxic chemical burn in the aftermath polluted the earth, air, and local water system. Recently, heavy rain stirred up chemical residue in the ground and in dry creek beds, and Administrator Regan cautioned the residents to not enter the polluted waters. Cleanup of the area is ongoing, a task in which the EPA is involved.

“I recognize there has been a deficit of trust,” Administrator Regan said as he opened an EPA outreach office in a red-brick storefront in the town of 4,700. “We are going to be laser-focused on the cleanup and to continue to protect the public from any kind of harm.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Regan to seek God’s direction regarding the toxic pollution in the area of East Palestine.
  • For the president and his administration to adequately support the community and cleanup efforts.
  • For God’s protection for those living in the region that experienced the toxic chemical burn and fallout.

Sources: Reuters, Fox News


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