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Coal dust continues to irk Palestine

September 13, 2013

EAST PALESTINE — A coal dust problem from trains near Clark Street is so bad Village Manager Peter Monteleone has notified the Ohio Rail Development Commission in Columbu....

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busmom

Sep-13-13 8:45 AM

East Palestine has NOT done their homework! It is NOT the railroads responsibility...it's the mine itself that the coal comes from. THEY are the ones that are suppose to put the stuff on as it leaves the mine. I was told to get car numbers and letters and turn it in, then they can trace it back to the mine the coal came from, then that mine gets fined. Come on...EP, can't you even get this correct? Someone is NOT doing their job! As usual.

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busmom

Sep-13-13 8:46 AM

write the numbers and letters of 4 or 5 train cars (does not have to be engine number), have the date, and time also, and turn it in.

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Romeisburning

Sep-13-13 10:06 AM

They never get it correct lets just blame the wrong person that is what EP always does. This town has very little income and they are not working on getting people to come here, instead we are bashing a company that has alot of workers living in this town paying income tax.

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ou812ic

Sep-13-13 10:20 AM

ok enough coal dust how about the people who live on park ave dealing with the dust everyday 24/7 365 from jasar - you want something to complain about complain to someone about that!! dust, trash and trucks thats what we deal with every day!! coal dust my fanny how often is that? big freaking deal!! pete get jasar to clean their crap up - not the rail ways!!

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STofit

Sep-13-13 11:52 AM

I see they have contacted everyone but the railroad. Wouldn't that be the first contact? The railroad could easily drop the track speed for coal trains going through a town until the culprit mine is found. These trains are supposed to be sprayed when conditions warrant it. If the train is exposed to rain it will wash the surfactant from the loads and when the coal dries it will start to blow again. They try to get the coal from the mine to the power plants as quick as possible but the trains do get delayed due to lack of crews and track and traffic conditions. NS has a good relationship with all the communities that it traverses.

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ou812ic

Sep-13-13 4:20 PM

fix jasar's problem first been complaining for years but if you dont live on this street no one listens - coal dust is ever so often - the crap from jasar is every day!! wake up people!!

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HadEnough

Sep-14-13 4:38 PM

Jason: Right on again!

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