The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided an update on the train derailment cleanup in East Palestine following President Joe Biden's visit to the village.

The EPA briefed President Biden on the current status of the site and the next steps in the process while he was in town.

According to the release, Norfolk Southern has finished backfilling new stone and gravel north of Taggart Street near CeramFab. That should lead to less truck traffic and restrictions in the area, but the speed limit will remain at 15 mph.

The EPA and Ohio EPA are reviewing Norfolk Southern's proposed approach to do additional stream cleanup as well.

The initial work in underground culverts in the village has finished. Drones and robots were used to help workers monitor and survey the culverts. The EPA says all five culvert assessments are complete and four out of five have been cleaned. The fifth culvert cleaning will occur during the next stream cleanup.

As of February 15, the EPA reports that 176,862 tons of solid waste and 50,709,983 gallons of wastewater have been shipped from the derailment site. Confirmation sampling work is also about 44% complete.

In the upcoming week, the EPA says it will continue site-wide confirmation sampling, sampling in the creeks and treatment and shipping of wastewater.

The EPA has also posted sheen assessment results and a year-in-review display.