Dingell Statement on Transport of Hazardous Waste from East Palestine, Ohio to Belleville
Ann Arbor, MI, February 24, 2023
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) released the following statement in response to an update from the office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine that contaminated soil from the site of the Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine, Ohio will be moved by truck to U.S. Ecology Wayne Disposal in Belleville.
“We were not given a heads up on this reported action. Our priority is to always keep the people we represent safe. We are making inquiries of EPA, DOT, Norfolk Southern, U.S. Ecology, the state of Ohio, and all others involved to understand what is being shipped, whether these are approved storage facilities, the implications of this decision, and how we ensure the safety of all Michigan residents.”