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Results of Inquiry into the East Palestine Derailment

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General has completed the subject inquiry into the EPA’s response to the February 3, 2023 train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. We initiated this inquiry as a preliminary step to determine whether additional oversight work was needed. In this memorandum, we highlight observations that we identified during the inquiry. No additional oversight work is planned at this time, but we will continue to monitor developments and reassess as necessary. 

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