EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (WKBN) – Some animal testing results or necropsies have been returned on animals that were sent for testing after they died following the East Palestine train derailment and controlled burn of vinyl chloride.
Three raccoons, two muskrats and one snapping turtle were all recently found dead in or around Sulphur Run.
Final necropsy results on four other animals previously submitted to the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) showed no findings to support chemical toxicity as a cause of death. Testing results from a 6-week-old beef calf that died on Feb. 11, 2023, are still pending.
The cattle farmer said through an Ohio agricultural news outlet that the calf died of smoke inhalation.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture continues to assure Ohioans that its food supply is safe and the risk to livestock remains low following the East Palestine train derailment.
There is no information to suggest that pets are not safe outside, but if you believe your domestic animal has been sickened as a result of the train derailment, please contact your local veterinarian.