Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro announced plans for his administration to maintain a long-term, physical presence in Darlington Township, Beaver County to continue assisting residents impacted by the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine.  

Starting on Thursday, March 23, staff from the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection and Health  will be onsite at the Darlington Township Building, 3590 Darlington Rd., Darlington, PA 16115 every Thursday from Noon to 5:00 p.m. to meet with residents.

Additional staff will be available through video conferencing during that time, as well. In addition, state agencies are working with Township staff to ensure they can help residents access state resources related to the derailment.

Staff from Commonwealth agencies and Beaver County also plan to hold open house events Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. to offer one-on-one discussion to individuals who attend, as well as provide resources and information.

Residents will continue to have access to expert staff and be able to ask questions about their health, pets, farm animals, and inquire about air, soil, and water quality testing. Resource materials will also be available for pickup, including on days when agency staff are not on site.

This extension of operations furthers the Administration's commitment to helping residents affected by the derailment and assist in their recovery.