Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is set to provide another update on the East Palestine train derailment during a press conference at 3 p.m. today. The update comes nearly a week after an evacuation order was lifted and residents were permitted to return to their homes. "The safety of the residents affected by the train derailment in East Palestine has been our No. 1 priority throughout," Fire Chief Keith Drabick said during a press conference last Wednesday. "It is now safe to be in the evacuation area." Although officials said tests showed the air quality was safe, some residents had expressed concerns about returning home. Officials are also closely watching the water situation with testing on rivers, streams and wells throughout the area. Residents have been given the option to have testing done at their homes as well.
Legendary activist Erin Brockovich, who won a major lawsuit for citizens of Hinkley California against Pacific Gas and Electric who poisoned the city's water supply (that was turned into the Julia Robertson film) is now speaking up on behalf of Ohio citizens who feel unsafe, despite being told that the burning of the chemical carried by a railroad after its derailment was safe to breathe. Here are a few of her appearances in the past 24 hours regarding the matter.