The Checkered Past of the Contractor Monitoring the Air in East Palestine

Source: The American Prospect
by David Dayen

“A contractor for Norfolk Southern that is conducting air quality monitoring in East Palestine, Ohio, has a controversial history of what critics have described as inaccurate testing tilted toward the corporations that hire it. The company has been the subject of several lawsuits over its conduct, and members of Congress have warned corporations not to hire the firm in the past. The Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health (CTEH) has a name that might sound like a state or federal agency, but in reality it is a private, for-profit corporation that has been present after hundreds of ecological disasters, from 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to COVID-19.” (03/03/23)