Wristbands America Closed for Foreseeable Future Following Train Derailment, Evacuation
Wristbands America announced this morning that it will be closed for the foreseeable future as a result of the train derailment in Palestine, Ohio.
Residents in East Palestine were ordered to evacuate on Monday after authorities executed a controlled release of toxic vinyl chloride from part of the detailed train.
A train derailment sparked a fiery inferno near East Palestine, Ohio, leading to the evacuation of hundreds in the small town. Footage shows the 50-car freight train bursting into heavy flames, as well as the charred aftermath. pic.twitter.com/jw6qI4nliK
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Norfolk Southern hopes that after "small, shaped charges" blow holes in each rail car, the chemicals would spill into a trench, where it would be ignited to burn away, rather than cause an explosion, according to CNN.
While the fire has been reduced, the town's mayor said that it's still an ongoing event, and that they need to wait until the fires die down.
Wristband America's facilities are less than 1 mile from the train cars, putting it within the mandatory evacuation zone.