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UPDATE: Other Potentially Carcinogenic Chemicals Reported From East Palestine Train Derailment


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified additional potentially carcinogenic chemicals onboard the Norfolk Southern train that derailed near East Palestine, Ohio.

In addition to vinyl chloride, the EPA identified these chemicals:

  • Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether
  • Ethylhexyl Acrylate
  • Isobutylene

The EPA sent a letter to Norfolk Southern about the identified chemicals.

Silverado Caggiano, a hazardous materials specialist, said some of these chemicals are carcinogens.

“There’s a lot of what ifs and we’re going to be looking at this thing five, ten, fifteen, twenty years down the line…wondering cancer clusters could pop up…well water could go bad,” Caggiano explained.

The News Nation report showed footage of dead fish in the waterways near East Palestine.

Residents report seeing sick animals and say their homes are still covered with debris.

According to the report, the EPA and Norfolk Southern conducted tests showing the water and air are in good living condition.

Who believes the environment near East Palestine is in ‘good living condition?’

I don’t!

The report also featured consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, who doesn’t believe the tests.

She recommended residents take pictures and video of everything they see.

Watch the News Nation report:

Here’s more from Erin Brockovich.

In a different news report, Caggiano stated, “we basically nuked a town with chemicals so we could get a railroad open.”


Meanwhile, additional footage has shown dead fish in the rivers outside East Palestine.


The EPA also released a manifest from Norfolk Southern that summarized how many train cars carried each chemical.

Watch this video for a breakdown:

Read the EPA manifest HERE:

Read the letter sent to Norfolk Southern below:





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