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Biden Administration Denies East Palestine Residents Federal Relief Aid Following Release of Toxic Chemicals


The Biden administration has abandoned East Palestine residents.

According to reports, the Biden administration rejected a request for federal disaster assistance from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.

The East Palestine train derailment and subsequent “controlled release” of highly-toxic chemicals may be the worst environmental disaster in American history.

Many have called the event an ‘Ohio Chernobyl.’

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reportedly didn’t think the disaster qualified for assistance.

“The DeWine Administration has been in daily contact with FEMA to discuss the need for federal support, however FEMA continues to tell Governor DeWine that Ohio is not eligible for assistance at this time,” Gov. DeWine’s office said in a statement.

“Governor DeWine will continue working with FEMA to determine what assistance can be provided.”

Republican representatives expressed outrage on social media:

Fox News reported:

FEMA said that its team is in constant communication with DeWine’s office, but didn’t comment on the request for federal relief.

“FEMA is in constant contact with the emergency operations center in East Palestine and with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. We are closely coordinating with EPA, HHS, and the CDC, who are helping to test water and air quality, and to conduct public health assessments,” FEMA spokesperson Jeremy Edwards told Fox News Digital in a statement.

Tierney noted, though, that the governor was able to secure some health assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services that will go towards helping local residents with any medical care costs that stem from the incident.

He added that Norfolk Southern Railroad, the operator of the derailed train, has been providing financial assistance to the community, but that the DeWine administration was prepared to hold the company’s “feet to the fire” to ensure it continues to support the community. The Ohio attorney general’s office was prepared to intervene if Norfolk Southern Railroad let up on its relief efforts.

Norfolk Southern Railroad “providing financial assistance to the community” is hogwash.

According to Quartz, Norfolk Southern offered a miniscule $25,000 to the entire town.

On Feb. 6, an apocalyptic plume of gas rose over the village of East Palestine, Ohio, blotting out the sky. Norfolk Southern, the US railway company responsible for the toxic spew of vinyl chloride, has now offered a $25,000 donation to assist the area’s nearly 5,000 residents who were ordered to evacuate their homes, or face death.

“We have established a Family Assistance Center to address the needs of the community and support those directly impacted,” Norfolk Southern said in a statement. In an email to Quartz, it clarified that the center is helping evacuees with necessities, accommodations, and reimbursements, and the $25,000 is “merely an initial donation.” It followed on, “We are in the community for the long haul.”

$25,000 is roughly $5 per person in East Palestine.

According to reports, East Palestine residents were being offered $1,000 to sign waivers to remove all liability from Norfolk Southern and its affiliates.


Norfolk Southern isn’t financially assisting East Palestine residents.

The railway company is bribing residents to save itself from further accountability, per reports.

And the U.S. federal government is no better.

Watch on Rumble via The Gateway Pundit:

Gov. DeWine and the EPA continue to tell residents that the water is safe to drink.


Who seriously believes them after seeing these clips?

WATCH: East Palestine Residents Sound Off On Toxic Event Injuries—Biden Admin SILENT


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