EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been modified with the correct day for the 9:30 a.m. session at the school

Nearly 17 months after a Norfolk Southern train caught fire and spilled chemicals in East Palestine, the National Transportation Safety Board is ready to discuss its investigative findings with the public.

The NTSB is holding two community meetings this week in the Village whose residents are still recovering from the derailment on February 3, 2023, derailment.

NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy will hold public community meetings in East Palestine on Monday, June 24, and Tuesday, June 25 open to village residents and those from surrounding areas, including neighboring communities in Pennsylvania.

The NTSB says Monday’s 6 p.m. meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions about the board’s investigative process at East Palestine High School is located at 360 West Grant Street. East Palestine, OH 44413. The meeting is scheduled to last for two hours.

Tuesday's 9:30 a.m. session at the school will be held to discuss the NTSB’s investigative findings, the probable cause of the derailment, and the board’s safety recommendations. It will be the final board meeting on the derailment and subsequent hazardous material release and fires.

During the public meeting, the five NTSB Members will hear presentations from investigators, deliberate over the draft report, and vote on the proposed findings, probable cause, and safety recommendations. The board will also vote on any changes to the draft final report.

An executive summary of the final report will be available after the meeting. The report will be published on the NSTB website several weeks after the meeting.

On Feb. 3, 2023,  an eastbound Norfolk Southern train derailed railcars on the main track in East Palestine. The derailment included 11 tank cars carrying hazardous materials that ignited, fueling fires that damaged a dozen more railcars.

First responders evacuated an area one mile around the derailment affecting up to 2,000 residents. There were no reported fatalities or injuries.