Scammers impersonating CDC, Norfolk Southern representatives in East Palestine
Local authorities are warning East Palestine residents of scammers looking to take advantage of residents during the aftermath of the recent train derailment in the village.
According to a news release from Governor DeWine's press office, these scammers are going door-to-door in the village impersonating personnel from the CDC and Norfolk Southern.
At this time, neither the CDC nor Norfolk Southern have personnel conducting door-to-door operations.
Any East Palestine resident who has an encounter with anyone claiming to be from the CDC or Norfolk Southern should ask for identification and verify it before engaging.
Also, be wary of sharing personal information and never give out your social security number or financial information to anyone suspicious and instead report them to your local authorities immediately.
Additionally, the Ohio EPA has released the latest water sampling results from East Palestine.
According to Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine's press office, no chemicals associated with the derailment were detected in either the raw or treated water. However, contaminants unrelated to the derailment were found.
According to the Ohio EPA, all chemicals detected in the treated water are below drinking water standards set by the U.S. EPA, meaning the contaminants are below the level of health concern.