East Palestine Mayor provides update on train derailment cleanup efforts
It's been an active weekend around the East Palestine train derailment site.
East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway posted an update on the cleanup efforts Saturday night following a day where Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw visited and FEMA officials arrived in the village.
According to the mayor's Facebook post, cleanup efforts are still happening around the site.
Some residents were concerned about mud on roads in the village and Conaway said wheel wash containment stations are being installed to help with the issue.
Conaway also told cleanup crews to use tarps while hauling out contaminated soil to help with dust.
According to the post, Conaway met with the first wave of the FEMA assessment team. He said they will be on-site for the foreseeable future to watch over the cleanup.
Mayor Conaway also noted that the planned health clinic should be up and running by Tuesday.
Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw met with Mayor Conaway and said Norfolk Southern is "here to stay and will make sure the village is made whole," according to the post.
Conaway also spoke with environmental activist Erin Brockovich for more than an hour Saturday ahead of her visit to East Palestine on Thursday. The details of that visit haven't been released yet but the mayor said he believes she will be a positive addition to the village.
21 News was in East Palestine Saturday and spoke with Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw.
You can read more about our interview with Shaw here.