Because the East Palestine train derailment, fire, and chemical spill occurred so close to the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line, the Pennsylvanian Emergency management Agency has launched an online dashboard to provide local residents with information about cleanup efforts.

The website includes links to Norfolk Southern, state and federal resources, NTSB updates,as well as information about air and water testing, health assessments, and information for local fire departments.

Also included is a timeline of major events that have occurred since the February 3 derailment.

“As clean-up efforts continue, our agency wants to make sure residents had an easily accessible online resource containing accurate and relevant information to refer to if they have questions,” said PEMA Director Randy Padfield.  “Our priority continues to be ensuring that every concerned resident has the information and resources they need to make important health and safety decisions for their families.”

 Air and water monitoring has been in place since the incident began, including during the controlled vent and burn, the fire afterward and in the days since. Thus far, EMA officials say no concerning readings have been detected.

The online dashboard is accessible at or by visiting the PEMA homepage at and clicking on “Train Derailment Dashboard.”