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Ohio Governor Says Clinic Opening Next Week to Address Citizens’ Health Concerns


If you’ve been following the Ohio train derailment disaster, you’ve probably heard about the dead fish and other animals.

Of course, the government and Norfolk Southern want you to think it’s just a coincidence.

Sure – this is totally normal – not out of the ordinary at all (insert eye roll here).

Are we really supposed to believe there isn’t a connection?

It stinks of gaslighting to me.

The Epoch Times reported on a farmer located outside of the evacuation zone whose animals had become sick.

Animals are falling sick or dying near the train derailment and chemical fire in East Palestine, Ohio, according to reports, which has sparked fears of more widespread impacts.

Taylor Holzer, owner of a farm just outside the evacuation zone near the fire, told WKBN that several animals that he keeps on his property became ill. Some developed a range of symptoms, including liquid diarrhea and puffy faces.

“Out of nowhere, he just started coughing really hard, just shut down, and he had liquid diarrhea and just went very fast,” Holzer told the outlet of one of his animals.

And it’s not just the animals that have been affected, people living in the area are complaining of rashes, headaches, and nausea.

Now, in response to the community’s demand for answers, Governor Dewine has announced a clinic will be opened to assess citizens’ health concerns.

The Associated Press had more on the clinic and the citizens’ complaints.

Early next week, the state plans to open a medical clinic in the village to evaluate those who are worried and analyze their symptoms, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced. The clinic will include a team of experts in chemical exposures that is being deployed to eastern Ohio.

Nick Patrone, who lives four miles outside the village, said there is definitely an irritant in the air.

“You feel it,” he said. “A lot of my friends have children who have rashes that are unexplained all over their bodies. They have sore throats, they have congestion, they have ear irritation.”

Two weeks have now passed since the freight train carrying a variety of hazardous chemicals derailed, but the stench of what spilled hasn’t left. In the aftermath, residents have complained about finding their cars covered in soot, their homes filled with overpowering odors and their pets getting sick or dying.

While environmental officials said the contaminant amounts in the river were low enough that they did not pose a threat, cities in Ohio and West Virginia that get their drinking water from the river had been monitoring a slow-moving plume and a few temporarily switched to alternative water sources.

Of course, the officials are saying there’s no threat – do we really expect they’d ever admit to it?

Rule one of controlling the masses: assure them there’s nothing to worry about.

And when they challenge back, send in the CDC.

CNN shared this:

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday it will be sending a team to “assess the public health needs” at the site of the derailment.

“CDC is working closely with US EPA and the Ohio Department of Health to assess the public health impact of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. We will be sending a team to provide technical assistance and assess the public health needs,” CDC spokesperson Bert Kelly told CNN in a statement on Friday.

An evacuation order in place for areas near the crash site was lifted February 8 after officials said air and water sample results led them to deem the area safe, officials said.

That makes me feel so much better!

I’ll just pretend the workers in hazmat suits aren’t trying to protect themselves from potentially hazardous chemicals.

They’re probably just jumping on the latest fashion trend set by Rhianna’s Superbowl performance.

Yeah, that’s probably it.

Scientific American shared more on the chemicals released and the uncertain effect they could have on people and animals.

The February 3 derailment of the train, operated by Norfolk Southern, near East Palestine, Ohio, sparked a massive fire that sent fumes from several toxic chemicals into the air. To reduce the risk of an explosion, on February 6 officials released at least one chemical from five derailed tanker cars.

Some of the substances were diverted into a designated trench, where they were burned off, the Environmental Protection Agency wrote in a February 10 letter to the train company.

But even now scientists are still struggling to understand the chemicals’ short- and long-term health implications for residents of the 5,000-person town and its surrounding region. Many reports have focused on vinyl chloride—a clear, flammable gas used to produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, which is used in everything from piping to packaging to flooring.

Scientists have known for decades that high doses of vinyl chloride can cause liver cancer. And even lower doses, particularly over long periods of time, may be dangerous to a person’s health. People can be exposed to the chemical as a vapor or from drinking contaminated water.

Hmmm, maybe that’s why Norfolk Southern is asking people to sign waivers releasing them of liability…

What do you think?

Will the clinic dismiss the residents’ claims or acknowledge what the toxic fumes have done?



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