Beaver County

Pennsylvanians impacted by train derailment now have permanent resources

DARLINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — They were worried they would be forgotten, but now people in Beaver County have a permanent place they can go and ask questions about the toxic train derailment.

The state will run a resource center in Darlington Township on Thursdays.

Channel 11′s Cara Sapida was there for the first day and learned about the questions residents still have.

“I sat on my porch and you can see the black smoke,” said Charlie Mozuch, who lives in Darlington Township.

When the train derailed in East Palestine and the smoke filled the air, it was visible from Mozuch’s porch because his home is just 4.5 miles from the crash.

“We are concerned with the derailment, the air quality,” Mozuch said. “The dog, she hasn’t eaten in two days, I don’t know if it’s the air or’s not the water because we give her bottled water now. I feel lightheaded, I’ve been feeling lightheaded for about a month.”

Mozuch is one of the residents who stopped by the Darlington Municipal Building Thursday to speak to government workers about the situation. The Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and the DEP plan to be on-site at the Darlington Township building every Thursday from 12 to 5 p.m.

Governor Shapiro announced plans to have a longtime presence in the community to help Pennsylvania residents with health concerns.

Many residents who stopped by simply wanted to know if any testing results have come back.

Officials told them they are still waiting for the final results, which are expected in several weeks, and encouraged residents to return with more questions, when hopefully they will have more answers, on Thursdays to come.

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