Vance not pleased with pace of cleanup of derailment site
Ohio Senator J.D. Vance visited East Palestine on Monday.

U.S. Senator J.D. Vance visited East Palestine on Monday and expressed his concern about several topics, including the cleanup process from the Feb. 3 train derailment.

Vance, Ohio’s junior Senator, said he spoke with the village’s mayor and residents. He said no shipments of contaminated dirt have left the derailment site for about 10 days.

“I learned the cleanup is still not proceeding at pace,” Vance said during a media briefing. “We still have giant mounds of toxic chemicals and dirt that have yet to be cleaned up.

“Unfortunately, a lot of the blame lies with the federal EPA refusing to properly quarterback this situation.”

NEWS9’s Tyler Madden spoke with Vance and will have more with him tonight at 10 and 11.

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