By Tom Peterson, Michigan Advance
Since the a catastrophic train derailment and fire Feb. 3, residents in the village East Palestine, Ohio have lived in a state of uncertainty.
Nearly one month later, they’ve returned to their homes after a brief evacuation but their lives will be upended for the foreseeable future as residents ask health officials, Norfolk Southern, and government leaders, and themselves: Is the town safe?
Nate Smallwood is a freelance photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Nate earned a degree from Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication and previously worked for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Nate is a member of Diversity.Photo, National Association of Press Photographers (NPPA), Pittsburgh Black Media Federation ( PBMF), and Video Consortium.
His images have been used by Apple, National Geographic, NPR, ProPublica, The New York Times, Huffington-Post, PAPER Magazine, SIERRA, The Wall Street Journal, and other outlets.
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