February is a strange month across the United States because of the growing occurrences of unusual train derailments and toxic explosions.
On February 21:
Fayette, West Virginia
A fire was reported at a manufacturing alloy plant in Fayette, West Virginia.
Brooklyn, New York
A massive fire started in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, New York, at a lumber facility.
In Gothenburg, Nebraska, a coal train derailed.
Two people were killed, and three others were injured after an explosion and a massive fire engulfed several vehicles and buildings at a Medley welding business Tuesday morning.
On February 20:
At least 13 people were injured, and one reportedly died after an explosion rocked the I. Schumann & Co. foundry in Oakwood on Monday afternoon, according to Beacon Journal news partner News 5 Cleveland.
Steven Mullins, a 46-year-old man from North Ridgeville, Ohio, was found dead at the scene, said Christopher Harris, external affairs manager of the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The explosion occurred just over two weeks after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in another Ohio city, East Palestine, forcing residents to evacuate and sparking escalating fears over the safety of local water supplies.
Some Good News
In a bit of good news, the EPA is ordering Norfolk Southern to clean up East Palestine.
‘Norfolk Southern will pay for cleaning up the mess that they created and the trauma that they inflicted on this community and impacted Beaver County residents,’ EPA Administrator Michael Regan said.
The list of recent happenings (above) may not cover all events in the United States.
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