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Incinerating the soil is especially risky because some of the contaminants that independent experts fear are in the waste.
Contaminated soil from the site around the train wreck in Ohio is being sent to a nearby incinerator with a history of clean air violations, raising fears that the chemicals being removed from the ground will be redistributed across the region, The Guardian reported.
Chemicals like dioxins and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) haven't been tested for by the EPA, and they do not incinerate easily, or cannot be incinerated.
East Palestine's waste disposal has raised fresh questions about the disposal of toxic substances.
About 1.5 million gallons of wastewater is being injected into wells deep into the Earth's crust near Houston, adding that deep wells can leak waste into groundwater and are thought to cause earthquakes.
#UnitedStates | The National Transportation Safety Board revealed that the derailment of the Norfolk Southern train -which was carrying vinyl chloride in the city of East Palestine, Ohio- was due to an overheated axle of the train tracks. pic.twitter.com/aU042UlWqk