As East Palestine residents remain with questions nearly a month after a Norfolk Southern train derailed in the small Ohio town, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is currently conducting necropsies on animals.
A necropsy is an autopsy for animals.
According to the Department of Ag, tests were ran on a six-week-old beef calf that died on Feb. 11 – eight days after the train derailment.
The necropsy reports showed no “outward evidence of chemical irritation or exposure” due to the derailment.
The Department of Ag noted that a specific cause of death was not determined, but nothing supports claims that the calf died due to chemical toxicity.