A woman who filmed a river in North Lima, Ohio posted a video of hundreds of minnows dead in a local river.
The river where she filmed was just 11 miles away from the site where a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed.
Ever since officials decided to burn the chemicals animals and fish have been reportedly dying in nearby towns
Watch the video here:
A small town in Ohio is being poisoned and not enough people are talking about it. See the video below showing fish dying in the streams surrounding the the incident. pic.twitter.com/mIlxu4yeXn
— IT'S JUST THAT EASY (@howeasydoesit) February 13, 2023
A news reporter even went to the scene:
"Hundreds of dead fish" found belly up in Leslie Run stream located in East Palestine, Ohio.
Youngstown, Ohio is only 30 miles north and Pittsburgh 1 hour south.pic.twitter.com/yXCNLLb9Dg
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 13, 2023
Streams of fish, a coop of chickens, and a skulk of foxes are among the animals reported sickened and dying after a catastrophic train derailment led to a chemical burn in Ohio https://t.co/qlASdj83p5
— MSN (@MSN) February 14, 2023
MSN added these details:
An Ohio train derailment prompted officials to conduct a “controlled release” of chemicals onboard.
A week later, local streams are full of dead fish and chickens have been found dead in their coop.
Officials have said well water in the region is safe for consumption, but residents aren’t sure.
Days after a catastrophic train derailment prompted officials to conduct a “controlled release” of the toxic chemicals onboard, animals are dying at alarming rates in East Palestine, Ohio.
A woman in North Lima, roughly 11 miles away from the village of East Palestine, where the crash occurred, checked on her chicken coop on February 7 only to find her five hens and rooster laying lifeless, with no sign of a predator entering their enclosure.
“I’m beyond upset and quite panicked, ’cause this, they may be just chickens, but they’re family,” Amanda Breshears told local news outlet ABC27 WHTM.
Though local officials have indicated drinking water in the region is safe to drink, CBS News reported, and the Environmental Protection Agency is monitoring air quality and has indicated there is no reason for concern, Breshears and other Ohio residents aren’t convinced.
NEW – Hundreds of residents in Ohio village demand urgent testing of their homes and hundreds of fish reportedly found dead after train wreck released toxic chemicals into the air in Ohiopic.twitter.com/aRjSvZF2zB
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) February 13, 2023
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