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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

This aerial image shows the Trinseo Altuglas facility in Bristol Township, Pa., Monday, March 27, 2023.

Opinion | Delaware River chemical spill shows how companies continue to harm people and the planet

By Lynnette Tibbott, Staff Columnist April 3, 2023
The issue of chemical disasters will not go away unless the government and companies spend the extra cost on more intensive prevention methods.
This photo taken with a drone shows portions of a Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio are still on fire at midday Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023.

Opinion | Response to Ohio train derailment reminds us that government, companies treat life as expendable

By Lynnette Tibbott, Staff Columnist February 28, 2023
The issues of environmental and public health disasters are not going to fade away. Unless we demand accountability from our government and the companies responsible, they will continue to treat all life as expendable. 
A black plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of a controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern trains, Feb. 6.

Editorial | The train derailment sets a dangerous precedent for our environment

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 13, 2023
The train derailment on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border and the lack of government response sets a negative precedent for the future of our environment.
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