Michigan, Texas officials unaware Ohio contaminated soil, water, taken to their areas: 'We were sandbagged'

Authorities from Texas and Michigan claim they were not informed that soil and water were being transported to their regions from the scene of the East Palestine, Ohio, freight train disaster.

Feb 3 A Norfolk Southern train hauling 50 rail cars, including 10 that were transporting vinyl chloride, derailed near East Palestine.

Hazardous chemicals spilled over the ground as a result of the derailment, and smoke was released into the atmosphere.

A spokesperson for the Environmental Protection Agency told "The company supplied the Ohio EPA with their list of selected and utilized disposal facilities"

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's office says that some of the hazardous waste has already been taken to the locations in Texas and Michigan.

"The licensed hazardous waste treatment and disposal facility in Texas will dispose of liquid 

 waste that has already been trucked out of East Palestine. But no additional liquid waste will be accepted at the Texas facility at this time."

In a statement, Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., said she was not informed that contaminated soil from the derailment site would be sent to the U.S. Environment Wayne Dump in Belleville, Michigan.

Texas Molecular, a hazardous waste firm outside of Houston, received the railway derailment's wastewater.

"They’ve been permitted for the better part of 40 years to handle this kind of material. 

one of the main sites that handled a lot of the stuff from the ITC event," Mouton said.