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‘Depression is through the roof’: East Palestine residents can't return to homes they fear are poisoned, and it's taking a toll

Ferguson, 49, yearned to go back to her East Palestine home, a two-story duplex, but didn’t dare. Being there made her sick. She fears toxic chemicals that leaked from broken and burned railroad cars have made their way into a creek that runs under her house. The smell hits her as soon as she walks in the front door. She wonders, “What will these poisons do to my mother if we move back?”

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