Carnegie Mellon studies derailment response

Carnegie Mellon University became the latest institution to take a closer look at how information from responding agencies was relayed to those residents in East Palestine and surrounding communties impacted by the Feb. 3 train derailment.

In its most recent derailment newsletter, the Region 5 Environmental Protection Agency reported that a “communication researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are looking for participants over the age of 18 to take part in a voluntary study looking to understand how residents of East Palestine have been receiving information and communicating about the risk posed by the train derailment and chemical release…”

In other study and survey news related to the train derailment and involving residents in multiple counties, University of Kentucky College of Public Health researcher Dr. Erin Haynes received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a long-term health assessment of communities affected by the rail disaster.

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