The news continues to worsen when it comes to the train derailment and toxic cloud hovering over Ohio after a train derailed In East Palestine. Fish have been dying, people have been reporting health concerns, and until today, media coverage has been limited at best.
The mainstream media finally seem to think this is worth giving the public information on, however, it could be to establish an official narrative, so continue to use discernment.
Authorities are urging residents to continue using bottled water following the Ohio toxic train derailment, but East Palestine residents still have questions and don’t know who to trust, according to a report by CNN.
Toxic cloud over Ohio from the chemical spill / fire 😳‼️ pic.twitter.com/k3IfButvNx
— RapTV (@Rap) February 15, 2023
The water from East Palestine does flow into the Ohio River. This also includes the 3 Rivers from Pittsburgh and Garrett County in western Maryland. All of this connects with the Mississippi River and drains into the Gulf of Mexico.
There have been numerous reports of dead animals all over Ohio. The Norfolk Southern train derailment is a major ecological disaster and people need to be criminally charged for this kind of gross negligence or it's doomed to repeat itself. @POTUS pic.twitter.com/pZnSWMLmCz
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) February 13, 2023
“There’s just a lot of unknowns,” said Donald S. Holmstrom, a former director of the Western Regional Office of the United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, the federal agency that investigates industrial chemical accidents.
“The volume is just stupendous,” said Gerald Poje, an expert in environmental health and former member of the Chemical Safety Board. “It just is horrific to think about how much was released and how much was purposefully burned.”
Particles from a chemical plume can settle on the ground and seep into wells and other drinking water sources. Contaminants in groundwater can vaporize and migrate through cracks into the soil and into basements and homes. “The long-term effects are what often get overlooked,” Mr. Olson said according to a report by The New York Times.
So far, the derailment’s harm to wildlife has been more immediately apparent than the effects on humans, though extensive questions remain there, too. The spill affected about seven and a half miles of stream, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and killed an estimated 3,500 fish as of Feb. 8, mostly small suckers, minnows, darters and sculpin. Residents have reported dead or sickened chickens and other animals. – The New York Times
We should also consider the impact this will have on farming in the area. How is this going to impact the food supply?