This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.
If you want a perfect example of how corrupt our system of government has become, just look at the massive cover-up that is going on in East Palestine, Ohio right now. Federal, state, and local officials are telling the public that everything is just fine when everything is obviously not just fine. On February 3rd, a 50-car Norfolk Southern train derailed in East Palestine.
Five of the cars were carrying vinyl chloride which is an extremely hazardous substance that has been proven to cause several types of cancer. Unfortunately, with the approval of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, a decision was made on February 6th to conduct a “controlled burn” of the wreckage. They knew that burning the vinyl chloride would create vast amounts of phosgene gas. By now, most of you already know that phosgene gas was actually used as a chemical weapon in World War I. The cloud of toxic chemicals that was created by the “controlled burn” was so large that it could literally be seen from space, and the long-term health problems that are being caused all over the east coast could stretch on for decades.
But Ohio Governor Mike Dewine doesn’t want to be blamed.
He is telling everyone from East Palestine to go back to their homes, and he insists that the water in the area is “safe to drink”…
Ohio Governor Mike Dewine: "The water is safe to drink. We never thought that the municipal water was contaminated. But out of abundance of caution our Ohio EPA took samples which were analyzed and they in fact came back and were shown to be safe." pic.twitter.com/sGJYZHrG8S
— Real Mac Report (@RealMacReport) February 17, 2023
Do you believe him?
For those that are gullible enough to believe him, I have just one question for you…
Does this water look safe to drink to you?
Even MORE proof that the EPA is LYING to the people of East Palestine.
THIS WATER IS INSANELY CONTAMINATED. pic.twitter.com/rNlNxxBTDd
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) February 16, 2023
Ohio Senator J.D. Vance wanted to see this for himself.
So he went down to a local creek in East Palestine, and this is what he discovered…
Visited a local creek in East Palestine today. These waterways are still very polluted. It’s time for Norfolk Southern to finish the cleanup. Check this video out: pic.twitter.com/4lsHBmrMJj
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) February 16, 2023
Sadly, it isn’t just the water in East Palestine that has been polluted.
50 miles away in Pittsburgh, the water is exhibiting similar qualities…
In Pittsburgh, 50 miles east of East Palestine.
The rain is toxic. There is a rainbow film on top of the pools of water. These spots are scattered everywhere in the Bakery Square complex. This is not an oil leak from a car. pic.twitter.com/hfJpri4qR2
— Taylor (@taylorjo86) February 16, 2023
But the head of the Environmental Protection Agency says that there is nothing to be concerned about at all.
In fact, he says that he would actually “allow his own children to drink and bathe in public water” from East Palestine…
The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency has said he would allow his own children to drink and bathe in public water near the site of a train derailment and chemical spill in Ohio, so long as it had been tested and deemed safe by officials.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan visited the site of the East Palestine derailment on Thursday, seeking to reassure skeptical residents that the water is fit for drinking and the air is safe to breathe.
Nobody wants to see your children do that Michael Regan.
But we would love to see you down a tall, cool glass of tap water from a home right in the middle of East Palestine.
Unfortunately, the Biden administration is going to work relentlessly to downplay the severity of this crisis because they know that if they admitted the truth it would make them look bad to the voters.
And there is a presidential election coming up in less than two years.
Incredibly, the White House has even turned down a formal request for disaster relief for East Palestine…
The White House explained why it turned down Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s request for disaster relief this week in the aftermath of a derailment of a train hauling toxic chemicals.
A Biden administration official told Fox News Digital that it has provided extensive assistance to surrounding communities following the chemical release earlier this month in eastern Ohio. However, the official said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the agency that usually provides relief to communities hit by hurricanes and other natural disasters, isn’t best equipped to support the state’s current needs.
I was floored when I saw that.
We have just witnessed one of the greatest environmental disasters in the entire history of our country, and the Biden administration is not even willing to grant a request for disaster relief.
Ultimately, this is all about protecting the asses of the politicians and protecting the asses of the executives and shareholders of Norfolk Southern.
To the elite, it really doesn’t matter if the poor people of East Palestine all get cancer and die.
What matters is controlling the narrative, and up to this point, the corporate media is doing a wonderful job of helping them do it.
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