The dam was erected by the Norfolk Southern railway company on the small river Lesley Run, a mile and a half from the derailment of the “chemical” train in the city of East Palestine.
Due to heavy rain on Friday night, water overflowed the dam, according to the report. It should be noted that the water from the dam was checked daily and showed a very low level of contaminants.
According to authorities, the dam is now still working.
The derailment of a train in Eastern Palestine, which was carrying toxic materials, occurred on February 3. Residents of the area were ordered to evacuate after the accident and were allowed to return to their homes a few days later. Since then, some have reported unusual symptoms, such as rashes and burning breath, and workers helping to clean up the aftermath of the disaster have suffered persistent migraines and nausea.
According to the authorities, preliminary, the train derailment in Ohio may be due to an overheated wheel bearing.
The incident also sparked a political storm across the country, with President Joe Biden’s administration and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in particular coming under fire for their failure to respond to the crash.