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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken control of the response to the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, and will require rail company Norfolk Southern to clean up the contamination, according to EPA Administrator Michael Regan. This follows criticism of the Biden administration’s response to the Feb. 3 crash from some lawmakers and frustration from residents and officials. Norfolk Southern will have to pay for the remediation, under penalty of fines for violations. The company must also pay for cleaning services that the agency will offer to residents and businesses, participate in public meetings and share information publicly. The full effect of the derailment and chemical release is not yet known.