Activist Erin Brockovich slams response to toxic US train wreck

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Washington (AFP) – Renowned American activist Erin Brockovich launched a blistering critique Thursday of the handling of a toxic train derailment in Ohio, branding it a “classic cover up” of an environmental “disaster.” The US Environmental Protection Agency announced on the same day that it would ask the railroad to conduct tests in the area for highly toxic pollutants known as dioxins. The derailment of the Norfolk Southern train one month ago in the town of East Palestine caused a massive fire and prompted the evacuation of thousands of residents. The train was carrying dangerous substances…

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