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The Ohio River Is Now Contaminated with Vinyl Chloride


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Why does it feel like we’re living in a bad post-Apocalyptic Hollywood movie?

Low levels of vinyl chloride have now been detected in the Ohio River following the train explosion in East Pelestine, Ohio.

The media is continuing to ignore this entire story.

Meanwhile, 5 million people could be affected by this.

The Ohio River serves more than 10% of the United States population.

Worse yet, if this contamination reaches the Mississippi, it could affect most of the farmland in the country.

Folks, no matter how you look at it, we’re under attack here.

As of today, two more trains derailed in Texas and South Carolina.

Who knows what will come next?..

WLWT 5 has the latest on the Ohio River contamination:

Cincinnati city manager Sheryl Long says Greater Cincinnati Water Works is monitoring the water quality in the Cincinnati area after the train derailment and release of toxic chemicals in East Palestine.

Crews released toxic chemicals into the air from five derailed tanker cars that were in danger of exploding Monday and began burning them after warning residents near the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line to leave immediately or face the possibility of death.

Low levels of dangerous chemicals from the ones released in the derailment were detected in the Ohio River downstream of the incident.

Long says right now, the chemicals detected are far upstream of Cincinnati.

Newsweek has more on the growing fears:

Local news station WLWT reported on Monday that after the burn began, small amounts of the chemicals were identified in the Ohio River, which winds through or borders Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. It supplies more than 5 million people with drinking water. Meanwhile, states hundreds of miles away are also evaluating its water source to ensure it remains safe to drink.

On Monday, local news station WAVE 3 also reported that Louisville Water Company doesn’t expect Louisville, Kentucky, to be affected by the chemical spill, but will continue to monitor the situation.

According to an article by Fox News on Monday, West Virginia American Water began enhancing water treatment over the weekend as a precaution against any possible toxic chemicals. Officials in Columbus, Ohio, also began monitoring watersheds that the city uses, but don’t expect the spill to impact the city, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

This is not looking good:



 

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