Is the East Palestine water safe to drink?
We investigated that question earlier today.
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New footage from Ohio answers that question and dispels any statements from Norfolk Southern, CTEH, or the EPA that say otherwise.
Two shocking videos are making the rounds right now.
Let’s look at the first clip.
Video journalist Nick Sortor posted footage of residents tossing an object into a creek in the East Palestine area.
Sortor is on the ground in East Palestine, Ohio to report on his findings that the mainstream media refuses to investigate.
Good morning from East Palestine, Ohio, the site of the toxic train explosion.
The mainstream media is REFUSING to get to the bottom of this travesty, so @MarioNawfal & I will.
I’m on the ground now and I’ll be live tweeting our findings. Let’s get to work. pic.twitter.com/JRdWLHklfV
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) February 14, 2023
In Sortor’s latest clip, a resident tosses a small object into the creek and ripples from the water show the chemicals rise to the surface.
“It’s all in the bottom of the creek bed,” a woman said.
Even MORE proof that the EPA is LYING to the people of East Palestine.
THIS WATER IS INSANELY CONTAMINATED. pic.twitter.com/rNlNxxBTDd
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) February 16, 2023
Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) is also on the ground in the East Palestine area.
Vance also provided a demonstration that illustrates the toxicity of the water.
“Visited a local creek in East Palestine today. These waterways are still very polluted. It’s time for Norfolk Southern to finish the cleanup,” Vance tweeted.
“I’m here at Leslie Run and there’s dead worms and dead fish all throughout this water. Something I just discovered is that if you scrap the creek bed, it’s like chemical is coming out of the ground,” Vance explained.
“You see that chemical pop out of the creek. This is disgusting. And the fact that we have not cleaned up the train crash. The fact that these chemicals are still seeping in the ground is an insult to the people who live in East Palestine,” he added while showing the chemicals in the creek.
Visited a local creek in East Palestine today. These waterways are still very polluted. It’s time for Norfolk Southern to finish the cleanup. Check this video out: pic.twitter.com/4lsHBmrMJj
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) February 16, 2023
If the water in East Palestine is supposedly ‘safe to drink,’ then EPA officials, Norfolk Southern executives, and CTEH contractors should be the first ones having a glass.
Senator Vance said the EPA administrator should be willing to drink the tap water in East Palestine if they say it’s safe.
Would you drink the water? No. @JDVance1 pic.twitter.com/WiedShTBhT
— Tricia Macke (@FOX19Tricia) February 16, 2023
Nick Sortor said he offered the EPA administrator a glass of water.
Sortor said he declined.
“After 13 days, Biden’s EPA admin FINALLY showed up in East Palestine. I thought he’d need something to drink after walking so much, so I generously offered him a glass of tap water. He declined,” Sortor said.
After 13 days, Biden’s EPA admin FINALLY showed up in East Palestine.
I thought he’d need something to drink after walking so much, so I generously offered him a glass of tap water.
He declined. pic.twitter.com/qBRUXE5rX3
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) February 16, 2023
From CBS News:
EPA administrator will be in East Palestine to assess the impacts and damage after a train derailed nearly two weeks ago.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan met with local, state and federal leaders involved in responding to the train derailment.
Regan continued to assure residents that the air and water are safe, saying “robust” air quality testing and 24/7 monitoring have shown no problems.
While Regan said the drinking water is also safe, the Ohio Department of Health is asking the few residents who do use private wells to use bottled water until their wells can be tested.
Officials have tested the air quality in close to 500 homes and haven’t found any vinyl chloride, Regan said. He also said that they’re testing for all other chemicals that were on the train. The screenings are still available for anyone who wants them.
Nobody should believe them.
Norfolk Southern and government officials should be held accountable for the catastrophic damages they’ve caused these communities.
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