The February 3 disaster near the town of East Palestine, Ohio has caused shocking illnesses among the locals. Many are having great trouble breathing, while no proper medical help is available to them, a report reveals.
Terrible Poisoning with Deadly Chemicals
The toxic chemicals catastrophe almost a month ago has been like a “nuclear” blast to the local community of nearly 5,000, according to environmental experts.
Meanwhile, the federal emergency administration, FEMA, has rejected the Republican Ohio governor’s pleas for help, claiming the disaster had to be of “natural” origin for it to react.
At the same time, locals continue to struggle with the aftermath of the devastating calamity, which has apparently taken a very heavy toll on their individual health, a report by The New York Post reveals.
The report starts by introducing 40-year-old local Wade Lovett, an auto dealer, who is distributing bottled water with Tawnya Irwin, 45, his fiancée.
Because of the toxic chemicals he inhaled in the train derailment disaster, Wade’s voice is now high-pitched, sounding “like Mickey Mouse,” but what’s worse is he has great trouble breathing, especially at night.
He has a feeling like he’s drowning. He has been coughing up phlegm “a lot” since the catastrophe. Yet, there is no facility in East Palestine to assess his toxic poisoning condition. He even lost his job since the local doctor refused to allow him to go to work.
It is noted that the residents of East Palestine, Ohio have been “frustrated and furious,” due to the failure of the Biden administration and local officials to relieve their situation.
‘I sound like Mickey Mouse’: East Palestine residents’ shock illnesses after derailment https://t.co/0a1aZEwaus pic.twitter.com/35iTGEDvBe
— New York Post (@nypost) February 25, 2023
Situation Update, Feb 28, 2023
Mysterious illnesses BREAKING OUT as people return to East Palestine
https://www.brighteon. com/e521f1a2-9ab8-4885-8e67-3599c15257d1 pic.twitter.com/zJdWOxxll6
— boilingpoint23🇮🇹🇷🇺Z (@boilingpoint23) February 28, 2023
The Biden regime is doing nothing for this community—why are so many Americans refusing to see what is before us? #TheGreatAmericaShow
'Sound like Mickey Mouse': East Palestine residents' shock illnesses after derailment https://t.co/IRJ79tZioT via @nypost
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) February 26, 2023
Train Company ‘Nuked’ the Town
Jami Cozza, 46, a local leading efforts to fight for the community, says many of her 47 close relatives in the town are experiencing health issues due to the “chemical fire,” not to mention the “psychic toll.”
A scientist who visited the town compared the disaster to the 1978 “Love Canal” case in which a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York saw its population get sick because of a contaminated waste dump.
Last week, the town was visited by famous environmental activist Erin Brockovich, who held a town hall there – but the locals still have more faith in Cozza.
Cozza tells the story of her 91-year-old grandmother who lived in her house for 56 years before the disaster occurred. She had to move to a hotel after trying to clean up the chemical stains from her furniture.
Even though the locals’ evacuation ended on the 8th of February and they were told they could safely return home, many began having sore throats and rashes
The report quotes a Texas A&M University analysis using Environmental Protection Agency data, which showed the air in East Palestine contained nine chemicals that could cause long-term health problems.
Much of the residents’ battle now focuses on the decision of the Norfolk Southern company to “nuke” the community with a “controlled explosion” of the deadly chemicals.
The locals wonder whether that was the right choice or whether the freight train operator did it to reduce the cost of the cleaning up. As a result, hundreds of East Palestine residents have joined in on a class action lawsuit against Norfolk Southern.
Erin Brockovich visits East Palestine after toxic train derailment: 'All clear my a–!' https://t.co/zAZpVmRLec
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 25, 2023
We took all our social media revenue and gave it to the people most affected by the toxic explosion in East Palestine.
These reactions say it all.
We don’t need to wait for the government to help out our fellow Americans in need.
Please watch… pic.twitter.com/ngjDDXl0ji
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 20, 2023
This article appeared in The State Today and has been published here with permission.