Giant Eagle pulling bottled water made near East Palestine from store shelves


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The Norfolk Southern train derailment continues to impact residents and businesses in and around East Palestine.

Consumers are going to see the company’s bottled water made from spring water, absent from Giant Eagles shelves following the derailment that happened on Feb. 2.

The grocery store announced they are discontinuing the sale of bottled water made from a facility in Salineville, about 25 miles from East Palestine.

The move to remove the bottled water comes after the train derailment resulting in toxic chemicals being sent into the air, soil and water.

The bottled water is sold in gallon size and larger containers to Giant Eagle, GetGo and Market District stores.

The water comes from a nearby spring, but Giant Eagle said they don’t want to take any chances – although the Salineville-based water company has said they’ve sent their water to be tested and no contamination has been reported.

“Out of an abundance of caution,” Giant Eagle said in a statement. “Giant Eagle has made the decision to remove all gallon-size-or-greater Giant Eagle brand spring water product sourced from the Salineville facility from our store shelves until further notice while we continue to evaluate ongoing testing and potential impacts to the spring source.”