On Monday a train derailed in Enoree, South Carolina.
According to Fox Carolina, CSX Transportation, the company that operates the railroad, and emergency crews are on the scene.
The derailment comes nearly two weeks after a train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. The train was carrying various chemicals, which authorities lit on fire to prevent an explosion.
Ohio residents had been ordered out of their homes after the derailment released the toxic chemicals. They have found the smell of chemicals lingering in the air and dead fish in rivers and creeks. As the dead fish appear in streams local residents have grown concerned that the local water supply has become contaminated.
On February 6, authorities began burning off the chemicals to reduce the risk of a vinyl chloride explosion. As The Post Millennial reported, initial reports noted that five of the derailed train cars carried vinyl chloride, a colorless gas used to make PVC plastics. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the exposure limit for workers is 1 part per million over an 8-hour shift. The National Cancer Institute states that exposure to vinyl chloride comes with an increased risk of rare liver cancer as well as brain and lung cancers, lymphoma, and leukemia.This is a breaking story and will be updated.
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