Evacuation order lifted in East Palestine, Ohio following toxic chemical burn, catastrophic train derailment

Authorities in East Palestine, Ohio said Wednesday that residents can safely return to the Ohio village, where crews burned toxic chemicals after a train derailed five days ago near the Pennsylvania state line. Officials warned that burning vinyl chloride that was in five of the derailed tanker cars would send hydrogen chloride and the toxic gas phosgene into the air. They said Wednesday that subsequent air monitoring hasn't detected dangerous levels inside or outside the evacuation zone, which stretched into Pennsylvania.