Ohio EPA releases data on East Palestine water sampling
Governor Mike DeWine announced a new way to share water sampling information and results from wells in East Palestine.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has begun publishing two new data tables to more easily communicate information related to chemical detections in the weekly sampling of raw well water and treated drinking water from East Palestine's municipal drinking water system.
At this time, no chemicals associated with the derailment have been detected in either the raw or treated water.
Contaminants unrelated to the derailment have been identified in the raw well water, but those contaminants are eliminated through the water treatment process. Trace amounts of by-products of drinking water chlorination are the only substances found in the treated water. Only water that has been treated is distributed to customers.