Where is the contaminated soil, liquid from East Palestine going? Here’s what we know


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Many Ohioans are asking the question: Where is the contaminated soil and liquid from the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine going?

The U.S. EPA has approved Norfolk Southern to transport contaminated soil to the Heritage Thermal Services in East Liverpool.

The U.S. EPA has also approved the contaminated liquid to be transported to Vickery Environmental in Vickery, Ohio.

The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Transportation will oversee the transportation of the contaminated soil and liquid from East Palestine to the respective disposal sites.

Approximately 1.8 million gallons of liquid waste and 4,832 cubic yards of solid waste have been collected to date. Additional solid and liquid waste are being staged daily as the cleanup progresses.

According to the U.S. EPA, they continue to work with Norfolk Southern to identify additional waste disposal locations.