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From fracked gas in Pennsylvania to toxic waste in Texas, tracking vinyl chloride production in the U.S.

Appalachia’s fracking boom is fueling the expansion of American plastics manufacturing, including production of vinyl chloride, the carcinogen used to make PVC that burned in East Palestine, Ohio.
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Outside a coal and steel conference, residents rally against pollution

About 30 people attended a rally in Pittsburgh to protest outside of a conference about metallurgical coal co-sponsored by Norfolk Southern.
Norfolk Southern East Palestine, Ohio train derailment

Norfolk Southern pays $1 million to Pennsylvania communities for relief after train derailment

Western communities affected by the February train derailment have received financial support from the railroad company to help with relief.