Nord Hall, home of the Case School of Engineering
Nord Hall, home of the Case School of Engineering.

Engineering’s Kurt Rhoads shares his thoughts about the recent trail derailment in East Palestine, OH

Chemical burned in controlled explosion from East Palestine train derailment is vinyl chloride
WOIO: Kurt Rhoads, associate professor at Case School of Engineering, shared his thoughts on the recent train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, where many of the tankers were hauling a toxic and harmful chemical called vinyl chloride. “If I try to make a scale of things you would not want to have in a derailed, toppled over rail car that’s leaking and burning, this is also near the top of that list,” he said.