Removal of north tracks in East Palestine to begin Wednesday
Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine has announced on Tuesday that removal of the north tracks at the site of the East Palestine train derailment is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
In mid-March, Norfolk Southern had concluded removal of the south tracks and began digging up and removing contaminated soil from the site.
According to Governor DeWine's daily East Palestine update, reconstruction of the south tracks has officially been completed on Tuesday, so removal of the north tracks can start the following day.
Once removed, contaminated soil can then be excavated and removed from this portion of the derailment site.
The south tracks are open to train traffic once again.