East Palestine Chemical Crisis Mirrors Missouri Disaster

A chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio earlier this year has left residents worried about their health.

Tests have shown levels of dioxins in the soil that are similar to those that forced the evacuation of an entire town in Missouri.

The dioxins came from a Norfolk Southern train derailment in February.

Five tank cars full of vinyl chloride were set ablaze after the derailment.

The EPA has been criticized for its handling of the crisis.

Some residents say they have been begging the EPA to test their homes and soil, but the agency has not yet done so.

One resident, has tested her soil independently and found levels of dioxins that are well above the EPA's safety standards.

Their home is 900 feet from the derailment site.

They and their family have all been diagnosed with vinyl chloride in their system.

They are calling on the EPA to do more to protect the health of the community.

All of us have a responsibility!

The EPA has said it will review the independent testing results, but it has not yet made any commitments to further action.