Andrew Whelton

Andrew Whelton

Andrew J. Whelton is a professor of civil, environmental and ecological engineering and director of the Healthy Plumbing Consortium and Center for Plumbing Safety at Purdue University.

A drone photo of the Norfolk Southern chemical train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio,

How dangerous was the Ohio chemical train derailment? An environmental engineer assesses the risks

By: - February 19, 2023

Headaches and lingering chemical smells from a fiery train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, have left residents worried about their air and water – and misinformation on social media hasn’t helped. State officials offered more details of the cleanup process and a timeline of the environmental disaster during a news conference on Feb. 14, 2023. […]