Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) said Thursday that he has requested additional federal assistance — including from health agencies — over the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, that resulted in the venting and burning of carcinogenic chemicals. DeWine said he made the request after speaking with the White House Thursday morning.
Earlier in the week, he said Biden had offered to provide “anything you need” but he had “not called him back after that conversation” but he would “not hesitate to do that if we’re seeing a problem or anything but I’m not seeing it.” DeWine said he requested assistance from HHS, the Health and Emergency Response Team, and the CDC.
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