Skip to main content
We may receive compensation from affiliate partners for some links on this site. Read our full Disclosure here.

We Basically Nuked The Entire Town!


While mainstream media had Americans fixated on UFOs, the real news story took place in East Palestine, Ohio.

Reporter Arrested After Filming Ohio Train Crash Press Conference

The Ohio train derailment is arguably the worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. history.

Tragically, we have no clue about the extent of the ecological damage caused by the controlled release of vinyl chloride and several other potentially carcinogenic chemicals.

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

How BAD is this situation?

According to a hazardous materials specialist, "we basically nuked the town."

Those comments were made by Silverado Caggiano.

"We basically nuked a town with chemicals so we could get a railroad open," Caggiano said.


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.



Residents have reportedly been told that "the water is safe."

However, footage of dead fish in nearby rivers continues to surface.

One resident explained in this local news report that he's not taking any chances with the water.


Although national news outlets have barely spoken about the East Palestine disaster, locals are getting the word out on social media.

According to one local resident, the situation is "so much worse than what the media is telling any of us."


Kyle Becker provided additional details in The Wildfire Newsletter about the seriousness of this situation.

According to Norfolk Southern Railroad, the controlled release process involves the burning of the rail cars' chemicals, which will release fumes into the air that can be deadly if inhaled. Based on current weather patterns and the expected flow of the smoke and fumes, anyone who remains in the red affected area is facing grave danger of death. Anyone who remains in the yellow impacted area is at a high risk of severe injury, including skin burns and serious lung damage.

“We basically nuked a town with chemicals so we could get a railroad open,” said one hazardous materials specialist.

We are getting more details now from the EPA which has stated that more toxic chemicals were in the rail cars, about fifty of them in total, than were earlier reported.

NATIONAL POLL: Do You Trust Fox News?

The EPA sent a letter to Norfolk Southern stating that ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, ethylhexyl acrylate and isobutylene were also in the rail cars that were derailed, breached or were on fire.

One EPA official said ethylhexyl acrylate is especially worrisome, describing it as a carcinogen whose contact with it can cause burning and irritation in the skin and eyes. Isobutylene was also on the list of toxic chemicals, which is known to cause dizziness and drowsiness when inhaled.

It’s not just people who are at risk from the chemical spill, but our steadily shrinking livestock supply. Scattered reports of dead animals well outside the original evacuation zone continue to stoke fears.

“My video camera footage shows my chickens were perfectly fine before they started this burn, and as soon as they started the burn, my chickens slowed down and they died,” said Amanda Breshears of North Lima. “If it can do this to chickens in one night, imagine what it’s going to do to us in 20 years.”


There's no telling how many years we will witness the aftermath of this environmental catastrophe.


Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!

Hey, Noah here!

Wondering where we went?

Read this and bookmark our new site!

See you over there!

Thanks for sharing!