(HorizonPost.com) – Illnesses are spreading in East Palestine, Ohio after authorities started a controlled burning following the derailment of a train carrying toxic chemicals. Nothing has been the same since the derailment and residents have been reporting illnesses in themselves and the animals. Some of their animals have also died as a result of burning. Now, residents are reportedly testing positive for cancer-causing toxins.
Authorities began the controlled fire to prevent an explosion. A large cloud of smoke can be seen in footage that has now gone viral. Although authorities have said that it was safe to return to the town, residents have aptly noticed that conditions were not the same.
Republican Senator J.D. Vance was videoed visiting East Palestine, Ohio, and checking out a local creek bed, according to Daily Wire. Using a stick, the senator revealed that chemical spots were emitting from the water. He advised people to ignore the Environmental Protection Agency’s comment that the water is safe to drink and instead recommended that they drink bottled water for now.
Gov. Mike DeWine revealed that the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) is not going to be offering assistance to residents of the town because the disaster at East Palestine does not reportedly qualify as natural, according to The Epoch Times.
Residents are now reporting that they are experiencing health complications. Common symptoms reportedly include vision impairment, shortness of breath, and sore throats. Shelby Walker, who has been living in East Palestine for a long time, has said that she now needs an inhaler despite never needing one in her life before the incident.
She lives next to where the derailment occurred and claimed that when her yard floods, she can see the water bubbling, noting that she is aware it is not safe.
Andrew Whelton, a professor of civil engineering and environmental and ecological engineering at Purdue University, said that the federal government and its agencies were lying when they alleged the water, air, and homes were safe. After coming out to the area with a team to test the quality of the air and water, he said that they found a high level of contamination.
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