News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Wayside Furniture

Meaden & Moore

The Holden Arboretum


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Willard residents will remain evacuated into Thanksgiving
About 12,500 gallons of styrene spilled from a CSX car, and cleanup is not yet complete; crews will remain through the weekend
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

The evacuation of some 400 households in the northern Ohio town of Willard will continue into Thanksgiving, as EPA and CSX rail crews continue to clean up a spill of thousands of gallons of the chemical styrene. 

Spokesmen for the town, railroad and state and federal EPA say they still don’t know what caused the derailment of the tanker car at about midnight last night. It took more than three hours to stop the styrene leaking from the car, and by that time some 12,500 gallons had spilled.

The EPAs are monitoring how far the chemical – which is used in plastic and rubber products – spread both in the air and on the ground. 

Kevin Klaus of the Ohio EPA says it appears the actual chemical has been kept close to the spill site, cleaning that up – as well as what’s left in the tanker car – will take time.

LISTEN: Klaus on what's next

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:16)


“We’ll continue to be doing air monitoring throughout the night as long as this removal action  takes and we will have our responders on scene 24 hours a day throughout the holiday weekend.”

CSX has set up a Thanksgiving dinner for the community at the Willard High School, where some of the evacuees were taken. The rail company also is paying for hotel rooms and restaurant meals. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio to appeal ruling keeping Akron's red light cameras in place
I don't understand what all the fuss is about. If you don't like tickets drive the speed limit and stop at red lights. It's really all up to you.

Letters from a lost friend: A Beachwood survivor's Holocaust remembrance
What a great story -- and how important it was for both Marlene and her mother to tell it! Thank you.

Akron city council to vote on resolution for hiring ex-offenders
Great as a taxpayer I paid for the police to catch them, the free lawyer, the jail to house them , the food their kids eat the medical for them and all its goin...

5 of 8 rule headed for a vote
this is just another way for kasich to pass the buck and claim that it gives the local districts control. Few schools have enough money because of his cuts. T...

Bill would allow Ohio religious leaders to refuse to do gay marriages
This is just a lot of political posturing. The free exercise clause of the 1st Amendment already protects clergy from being forced by civil authorities to perfo...

Ohio lawmakers want to eliminate background checks, training to carry guns
On the face of this report I don't find the name of the bill or who sponsered it. I will have to google a general bill with this as its content to address it. N...

Ohio lawmaker calls for an investigation into a Dayton women's prison
I was an inmate at DCI and I am so happy that it's being investigated. The staff behavior there is awful unless he/she is your lover. There are more drugs insid...

Ohio's disabled face long waiting list for services
Can we use the Tribble on Disability Care? if so can you send the link to http://voice4thevoiceless.us thank you, Mark J Cleland Sr voice4thevoiceless.us

Treasures rescued from Cleveland's closed Catholic churches
This was found to be a real gift today Good Friday Bless you for your work

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University