Ohio Contaminated Water: In the days following the derailment, many residents complained of discomforts, such as headaches and sore eyes.
Two weeks after the Ohio train derailment, which caused chemicals to leak into the air, there is still concern among East Palestine residents. The town, located near the accident area, was the most exposed to the toxic cloud, and, to date, the uncertainty about the environmental consequences is creating anxiety and fear.
DISASTER IN OHIO, THE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reassured residents of test results that the air and water are safe to drink. However, the images spread on the net instill doubts.
In the days following the derailment, many residents complained of discomforts, such as headaches and sore eyes. In addition, there has been a massive fish kill in nearby rivers. The latest images circulating on the net show the waters of streams that appear to react to chemicals. Meanwhile, residents have been advised to drink bottled water.
THE ACCIDENT Ohio Contaminated Water
Ohio Contaminated Water: On Feb. 3, a Norfolk Southern Railroad cargo train carrying vinyl chloride, a dangerous toxic gas, derailed near East Palestine, Ohio. To avoid a disastrous explosion, officials decided to intervene with a controlled release of the chemicals contained in the wagons. During the operation, the temporary evacuation of the residents was arranged, who were able to return to their homes as early as Feb. 9.
The Biden administration offered support from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the residents of East Palestine.