15 months after the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, current cleanup efforts are primarily focused on Sulphur Run.

Sulphur Run is one of the main streams that winds through the heart of the village and is in hundreds of people's backyards. 

The Ohio EPA states 177,828 tons of solid waste has shipped out of East Palestine and cleanup efforts chug along. Plus 67,667,871 gallons of wastewater have shipped. As of May 9, the Ohio EPA says 60% of confirmatory sampling work is complete.

The attention in the village remains on Sulphur Run this month. The East Palestine Train Derailment Emergency Response team says sediment cleanup towards the north side of Sulphur Run wrapped up in early May. Now, the cleanup focus on residential and commercial areas along Sulphur Run will continue for several weeks.

Cleanup near residential areas will be from 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. The East Palestine Train Derailment Emergency Response team explained use of noisy equipment will be limited to 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in residential areas.

Some points along the stream requiring further attention are isolated using containment and sorbent boom.

According to a press release from the East Palestine Train Derailment Emergency Response Team, the return of natural water flow back into Sulphur Run is underway and is complete at five of 15 areas, with work continuing over several months.

Ongoing testing ensures the soil in and around village ditches are clear of contamination.

The EPA's Welcome Center is open near the derailment site but by appointment only. Give the EPA's information line a call at 330-775-6517 to schedule your own appointment for any questions or concerns you may still have.

Starting the week of May 13, crews will continue site-wide confirmation sampling and also continue to ship untreated non-hazardous water.

The Ohio EPA is planning a full creek re-assessment to both Sulphur and Leslie Runs after all impacted areas are cleaned.