In early February of this year, a train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. The Norfolk Southern train cars were full of dangerous toxic chemicals, including vinyl chloride.
The train cars were burned up in a “controlled explosion” and toxins leaked out into the air. Now, residents are experiencing horrible health issues as the Biden regime turns a blind eye to their suffering.
An Epidemic of Horrible Side Effects
The small town of East Palestine is about 40 miles from Pittsburgh on the Pennsylvania border. It was flooded with black clouds of hazardous poison after the “controlled explosion.”
Former President Trump visited to provide support and shamed the Biden regime into sending FEMA and federal help.
Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg only made a short visit where he sneered and smirked, ignoring the people’s pain and disgustingly blaming Trump for the train derailment. Smug leftists like Buttigieg couldn’t care less about the suffering of regular Americans.
One of the East Palestine residents who’s suffering is named Courtney Miller. She says she has horrible and constant stomach pain that feels like being stabbed.
Miller says she is also often short of breath and with oozing marks on her face, but the hospital tells her it’s not serious. Miller lives about 100 yards from where the trains derailed.
Clean air, clean water, and environmental justice? How about starting with East Palestine, Ohio?
Residents are getting sick. They’re terrified and feeling helpless.
Take a weekend off from visiting your Delaware mansion and visit East Palestine. They need reassurance. pic.twitter.com/EmJhpJKgrA
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) April 21, 2023
A Lack of Answers
Miller said nothing has been done to help her and Norfolk Southern hasn’t been held accountable. Other residents like Shelby Walker also experienced health problems and had their blood testing positive for benzene and vinyl chloride.
These are poisonous and even for those not experiencing problems now, these chemicals directly cause cancer.
Fox is publishing a documentary, interview with a woman who lives/lived in East Palestine, Ohio. I saw a preview of it. She said people there are sick, some with blood coming out their ears and children spitting up blood. The chemical dioxin is everywhere, even the furniture. pic.twitter.com/QLwviTgUjI
— HeatherBurggraf (@HBurggraf28) April 23, 2023
The Bottom Line
The Biden regime and its gross incompetence are responsible for what has happened in East Palestine. The response has been pathetic. East Palestine residents deserve answers and real help.This article appeared in StatesmanPost and has been published here with permission.