God help us ALL! It never ceases to amaze me what humans can do to other humans, what governments will do to their citizens and what people are willing to believe to avoid the TRUTH.
As we knew from the beginning, this disaster will not be OVER for a very long time. You cannot trust the media or Corporations, or Environmental Agencies, or the HEALTH Department or WHO or any organization to be honest with you and forthcoming with facts.
YOU must do your due diligence, or suffer the consequences. YOU are responsible for your own life and those of your dependents. If you are a parent, it behooves you to stay informed. Lives depend on your earnest effort to unravel the craziness.
Here is some more information for you to review. There are honest, god-fearing researches and truthers who are doing all we can to help dig through the deceptions and reveal the TRUTH to a lost and dying world.
Pray for those with the courage to speak the truth, in a world that loves the lie.
All the posts in this series:
OHIOANS in Danger – LIES! LIES! LIES is all they get.
UPDATES ON OHIO DERAILMENT
Ohio Train Disaster – More Information
MORE BAD NEWS ON OHIO TRAIN DERAIL
OHIO NORFOLK RAIL DISASTER snarly, tangled complexity
EAST PALESTINE A VSL EXPERIMENT
DAM SURE NOT SAFE NOW!!
THIS IS A MAJOR ATTACK ON OUR FOOD SUPPLY
OHIO CHEMICAL DISASTER THAT WILL NOT STOP
Fury Grows Over Ohio Chemical Disaster as Biden Offers Help excerpts only, see the Bloomberg webpage for full details.
Train company absent from Ohio town hall (The Washington Post):
It is quite honestly a miracle…
Your daily dose of natural disasters and amazing phenomena for February 17, 2023…
It is quite honestly a miracle any time a train carrying something remotely dangerous makes it through Ohio unscathed… Yes, this is what they call a railway track in the US…
5:34 PM ∙ Feb 16, 2023
Yep, this accident wasn’t a coincidence at all… This is just a small price to pay to let wealthy people make even more money…
And considering the state of those railways, ECP brakes wouldn’t have changed anything at all… Again, the mainstream media is just trying to turn this dramatic incident into a ‘red’ vs ‘blue’ conflict…
But this carcinogenic event goes well beyond Left vs Right… Everybody is concerned… The ‘white supremacists’ and the ‘black block’ (this is how we call the extreme leftists in Switzerland), everybody living in the region, will face the same sad consequences: breathe the same filthy air and drink that same dirty water for a long time… Yummy…
2:12 AM ∙ Feb 17, 2023
Meanwhile, the US government has turned down Ohio’s request for disaster assistance, thus downplaying the emergency of the situation…
Here some more videos of chemicals in waterways…
Instead of giving billions of tax money to Ukraine, western governments around the world should take care of their own infrastructure and the health of people they stole the election from…
But, hey, again… The modern-day environmental movement only exists to profit from climate change… Nothing else…
By the way, did you know that a Vinyl Chloride train crash happened before, back in 2012. Although being exposed to 9x less poison, people were evacuated for 3 weeks… Make it make sense, please…
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East Palestine, Ohio train wreck: It’s the dioxin
It’s not just what was in the tanker cars. It’s what happens when they burn and combine. This may be the largest dioxin plume in world history. I know of no more serious release, ever.
Please tune into Planet Waves FM Friday night at 10 pm ET (usually before), when I will take up these issues on my program. The program is on-demand and free to all listeners.
Dear Friend and Reader:
Most coverage of the train wreck in Palestine, Ohio is missing one word: dioxin. There were reportedly 14 tanker cars full of vinyl chloride, a precursor to polyvinyl chloride — that is, vinyl. Burning vinyl is the most serious source of dioxin in the environment — whether from trash incinerators, house fires or chemical spills.
While vinyl chloride is a precursor chemical to making PVC, any time chlorinated compounds burn there will be dioxins created.And dioxin is a byproduct of any manufacturing process involving chlorine, from “disinfectants” to the bleaching of paper. There was plenty of dioxin in those tanker cars before they caught fire.
This mess of 14 tanker cars (really, many more, but 14 had vinyl chloride) was then set on fire with authorization by the government, apparently to make it easier to clear the railroad tracks. This was the worst possible decision. It has turned many, many miles into what should be no-man’s land. But I have not heard of one single test for dioxin being done.
Note that chlorinated dioxin goes by several other names, including TCDD, and is sometimes abbreviated “2,3,7,8.”Dibenzofurans, or furans for short, are nearly identical in their toxicity but are spoken about less often. Many other chemicals,such as PCBs, are considered “dioxin-like compounds” for regulatory purposes due to their toxicity.
Additional note: There is another type of chemical called “dioxin,” which is a functional group (kind of like a frequently used syllable in chemical formulas), 1,4-dioxin. This is not especially toxic in its non-chlorinated form and is probably the dioxin referred to when we are told that it’s created by the combustion of diesel fuel (where there should be no chlorine available).
When I say dioxin below, I mean specifically chlorinated dioxins, and in particular, 2,3,7,8-TCDD and its toxic equivalents.
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This Affects a Very Large Region of the Country
This is not a local issue. This massive plume will spread far and wide, and is being blown by the prevailing winds across Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York State, toward the population centers of the northeastern U.S.
And via land and water, the toxins can spread in many directions, via water, soil movement and air (since the prevailing winds are only an average). And the contamination is so serious that even soil tracking will spread significant amounts.
What few people remember is how the town of Times Beach, Missouri was evacuated, purchased by the federal government, leveled and had its zip code removed, from far, far less dioxin contamination. It’s now a state park, though I’m not sure who would want to have a picnic there.
Dioxin Has Been Silenced for a Generation
Dioxin has been out of the news for more than 30 years. Therefore, very few people today have any sense of the problem— including journalists and editors. It is one of the most serously environmental issues, but the background is not known by nearly anyone (and that’s partly why I have posted the history below).
After a series of fraudulent articles in The New York Times that claimed they are as dangerous as sunbathing, the issue disappeared. A federal reassessment of dioxin’s toxicity was stuffed early in the Clinton administration. I cover the reassessment in this 1994 article I wrote for Sierra.
Dioxins are Degradation Byproducts of Chlorine-Based Chemicals
Dioxins were the extremely toxic component in the Vietnam War-era defoliant Agent Orange. They were at the Love Canal in Niagara Falls; they were the toxin involved in the evacuation and dissolution of Times Beach, Missouri.They are the cause of toxic shock syndrome from bleached paper tampons.
Dioxins are acute toxins on one level.There will be a lot of dead fish and animals in the path of the Ohio plume — and people will get very sick immediately. Kids are extremely sensitive due to their low body weight.
Dioxins are a Hormonal Toxin
Dioxins are connected to every other toxins issue that ever lived, from DDT to PCBs to Roundup…they are orders of magnitude above in their effects, though it’s worth reading this for some background.
Many PCBs are close enough to dioxins to qualify as such; and PCBs degrade into dibenzofurans (also called furans), which are dioxins with one molecule of oxygen instead of two. Dioxins are never made intentionally; similar toxins are, but dioxin per se is a byproduct of other chemical processes, or a degradation byproduct.
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The plastics industry is now the number one dioxin polluter (thanks to polyvinyl chloride), followed by the pulp and paper industry, due to the bleach used to make paper and absorbent paper products white. This is why nobody should ever use low-grade, non-organic paper feminine products. Use something that is not bleached with chlorine.
PVC is burned in every house fire,trailer fire, car fire and in the incineration of municipal and industrial waste. And when that happens, dioxins are created. Dioxins are also a contaimant or byproduct of nearly every chemical process involving chlorine. There have been numerous dioxin scandals over the years (such as involving contamination of Lysol “disinfectant,” Phisohex “antibacterial” soap and many, many others.
Please see my coverage of the most famous dioxin lawsuit, Kemner v. Monsanto, about another train wreck, in Sturgeon, Missouri.In this lawsuit, the ugly truth about dioxin and Monsanto came out into the open.
One Quote is Making it Into Some Articles
Neil Donahue, a professor of chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University in nearby Pittsburgh, said he worries that the burning could have formed dioxins, which are created from burning chlorinated carbon materials.
“Vinyl chloride is bad, dioxins are worse as carcinogens and that comes from burning,” Donahue said.
Dioxins are a group of persistent environmental pollutants that last in the ground and body for yearsand have been one of the major environmental problems and controversies in the United States.
Dr. Lynn Goldman, dean of George Washington University’s School of Public Health, agrees this is a possible risk, but is more concerned about uncombusted vinyl chloride vapors that could be lurking in the immediate vicinity.
“Until there has been a thorough assessment, the soot as well as any other materials should in my opinion be treated as contaminated by vinyl chloride and/or dioxins or other contaminants until proven otherwise,” she said.
Dioxin’s Toxicity is Incomprehensible
How can we express this in terms that people can grasp? Let’s compare it to one single aspirin tablet. One aspirin tablet weighs 5 grains (or 325 milligrams, or 325 trillion femtograms), so to express one “safe” lifetime dose of 2,3,7,8-TCDD, you would take a single aspirin tablet and divide it into 32 million (actually 32,172,218) miniscule pieces. Then one of those tiny pieces would represent one “safe” lifetime dose of 2,3,7,8-TCDD (AKA DIOXIN)
That means that the weight of one aspirin tablet is the equivalent lifetime “safe dose” of dioxin for more than 32 million people. This is one reasons why manufacturers don’t want to distill it out of the products where it slips in— they don’t know what to do with it. So they let it go out into the environment, unmitigated.
We will have more on Friday’s edition of Planet Waves FM.
Brief Summary of Dioxin Incidents and Fraud from the Environmental Research Foundation
By Peter Montague, Ph.D. | Link to Original in Rachel’s Hazardous Waste News from March 1991. Peter was sued for libel by Monsanto for these articles. See my coverage.
FOR YEARS, INDUSTRY SCIENTISTS have been claiming there’s no evidence that dioxins cause cancer in humans. Now there is mounting evidence that such claims rely heavily on studies that are fraudulent. Two companies recently accused of producing fraudulent dioxin-and-health data are Monsanto and BASF.
Two important sources of dioxins in the environment are old chemical dumps and the incineration of municipal solid wastes, which is why EPA is concerned about allowable levels of human exposures to dioxin.
“The plant, operated by the West German company BASF, made trichlorophenol. Rohleder claims the company presented the data in a way that disguised the cancers,” says NEW SCIENTIST.
The Monsanto Case
In 1949, an explosion occurred at a Monsanto chemical factory in Nitro, West Virginia; as a result, many workers in the plant were exposed to the herbicide 2,4,5-T, which was contaminated with dioxin. (This herbicide was later the principal component of Agent Orange, the chemical defoliant used by the U.S. in Viet Nam.) In subsequent years, two Monsanto scientists, J.A. Zack and R. W. Gaffey, studied the exposed workers,comparing their health against the health of a similar group of workers who were not exposed to dioxin or 2,4,5-T.
According to court documents attached to the EPA memo,”Zack and Gaffey deliberately and knowingly omitted 5 deaths from the exposed group and took four workers who had been exposed and put these workers in the unexposed group,serving, of course, to decrease the death rate in the exposed group and increase the death rate in the unexposed group.”
(This kind of malarkey goes on all the time and that is why you can NEVER TRUST Statistics! or any “Study” results put our by “scientists or the medical community.)
Other studies of this same accident were also fraudulent, according to the same court documents, including a study by R.R. Suskind published in the Journal of the American Medical Association  “This published study of the workers exposed in the 1949 accident reported only 14 cancers in the exposed group and 6 in the unexposed group” (a smaller cohort).
However, the medical records produced [by Monsanto] to the Plaintiffs conclusively prove gross miscalculations and omissions... there were 28 cancers in the group that had been exposed to dioxins in 1949as opposed to only 2 cancers in the unexposed group.” Mr. Suskind published two other reports [6,7] on the same accident, using his same data, to reach the conclusion that dioxin does not cause cancer.
The BASF Case
In keeping with German law, the workers retained their own expert to review the data. Their expert, Friedemann Rohleder, received the data from the German government but found, to his surprise, that all the data actually came from the BASF company itself. He analyzed the data and found that some workers suffering from chloracne, which is universally acknowledged to be evidence of high exposure to dioxin, had been placed in the low-exposure or non-exposed group.
He found evidence of “diluting” the exposed group with 20 plant supervisory staff who, Rohleder believes, were not exposed. When Rohleder omitted the 20 supervisory staff, his analysis revealed statistically significant increases in two groups of cancers: cancers of the respiratory organs (lungs, trachea, etc.), and cancers of the digestive tract. “This analysis adds further evidence to an association between dioxin exposure and human malignancy,” Rohleder told New Scientist.
Part Two: Gauging the Toxicity of Dioxin
It has become fashionable to pooh-pooh dioxin. We believe there are two reasons why this is occurring. First, some scientists have been publishing studies indicating that humans exposed to dioxin do not have an increased risk of cancer. As we saw in RHWN #171, some of the most important of these studies have now been exposed as fraudulent. The second reason is that dioxin is so toxic that it is difficult to express its potency in normal terms; therefore the media frequently print scary claims without offering much evidence, leading some people to conclude (incorrectly) that there isn’t much substance to any claims about the extreme toxicity of dioxin.
In this series, we hope to lay the groundwork for an understanding of dioxin, to help people put dioxin into perspective. Some of what follows may seem a bit more technical than you are accustomed to reading in this newsletter; but stick with it, and you’ll see why we have taken this approach.
The scientific and medical evidence presented by ATSDR forces us to conclude that dioxin deserves our greatest respect. It seems to be one of the two or three most toxic chemicals ever discovered,and it is produced as a byproduct of several different industrial processes. For years, industry has been dumping dioxin into the environment in large quantities without paying attention to the consequences. This does not mean there have been no consequences; it just means no one has made any systematic effort to tally them up.
Dioxin is a family of chemicals (75 in all) that does not occur naturally, nor is it intentionally manufactured by any industry (pg. 1). The most toxic dioxin is called 2,3,7,8-TCDD. Dioxins are produced as byproducts of the manufacture of some herbicides (for example, 2,4,5-T), wood preservatives made from trichlorophenols, and some germicides (for example, hexachlorophene). Dioxins are also produced by the manufacture of pulp and paper, by the combustion of wood in the presence of chlorine, by fires involving chlorinated benzenes and biphenyls (e.g., PCBs), by the exhaust of automobiles burning leaded fuel, and by municipal solid waste incinerators.
ATSDR says, “2,3,7,8-TCDD is highly toxic to all laboratory animals tested….” (pg. 11). Even the most conservative of toxicologists says, “TCDD has been called the most toxic synthetic chemical known to man. If its acute toxicity to the guinea pig, and even the rat and mouse, is the criterion, the statement is probably correct…. TCDD is unquestionably a chemical of supreme toxicity to experimental animals. Moreover, severe chronic effects from low dosages have also been demonstrated in experimental animals. Therefore, the concern about its effects on human health and the environment is understandable.”
In cases of high exposure of humans through industrial accidents, 2,3,7,8-TCDD causes a severe acne (called chloracne)which is not just a skin ailment; chloracne is a systemic disease that is more disfiguring than teenage acne and its effects last for years (in some cases, decades) after exposure (pgs. 3, 39).
There is “suggestive evidence” that 2,3,7,8-TCDD causes liver damage in humans (pgs. 3, 52-53). It definitely causes severe liver damage in animals.
In animals, 2,3,7,8-TCDD is toxic to the immune system; such effects have not been proven in humans (pgs. 3, 40, 54-56). In animals, 2,3,7,8-TCDD causes reproductive disorders, including spontaneous abortions. Monkeys are particuarly sensitive to reproductive effects from exposure to 2,3,7,8-TCDD. Such effects have not been proven in humans (pgs. 3, 17, 58-59). In animals, dioxin causes genetic damage (pgs. 60-61).
Both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have concluded that dioxin is a “probable human carcinogen“ (pgs. 7, 61-68, 94). As we saw in RHWN #171, scientists within EPA have asked that this question be reviewed again because some of the key studies of dioxin and cancer were fraudulent, and EPA has relied on these fraudulent studies to set current standards.
How can we judge the toxicity of dioxin (or of any chemical, for that matter)? One way is to look at the standards that have been set by regulatory agencies.
In the case of dioxin, EPA has calculated a “safe” dose, taking into consideration dioxin’s ability to cause cancer. The “safe” dose is expressed in extremely small units: femtograms. There are 28 grams in an ounce, and one femtogram is 0.000,000,000,000,001 grams, or one quadrillionth of a gram, or 10**-15 (or, 10 raised to the power of negative 15) grams.
EPA believes that ingesting (eating) 6.4 femtograms (6.4 x 10**-15 grams) of 2,3,7,8-TCDD per kilogram of body weight per day would cause cancer in one in a million people so exposed (pg. 95). Since an average adult weighs 62 kilograms or 137 pounds (average men weigh 70 kilograms [154 pounds] and average women weigh 55 kg [120 pounds]), the EPA is saying that 397 femtograms of 2,3,7,8-TCDD consumed in food each day would kill one-in-a-million humans so exposed. Over a year’s time, 397 femtograms per day add up to 145,000 femtograms; over a 70-year lifetime, this would add up to 10.1 million femtograms, so 10.1 million femtograms (or 0.01 micrograms) is the maximum amount you could safely get into your body during your entire lifetime, EPA believes.
How can we express this in terms that people can grasp?
Let’s compare it to one single aspirin tablet. One aspirin tablet weighs 5 grains (or 325 milligrams, or 325 trillion femtograms), so to express one “safe” lifetime dose of 2,3,7,8-TCDD, you would take a single aspirin tablet and divide it into 32 million (actually 32,172,218) miniscule pieces. Then one of those tiny pieces would represent one “safe” lifetime dose of 2,3,7,8-TCDD.
Another comparison: A single grain of table salt weighs approximately 0.1 milligrams or 100 billion femtograms, so to get an amount of table salt that weighs the same amount as one “safe” lifetime dose of 2,3,7,8-TCDD, you would divide a single grain of table salt into 9,900 microscopic pieces. One of those tiny pieces would represent a “safe” lifetime dose of dioxin.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has its own way of calculating the same one-in-a-million cancer risk and they believe the EPA has overestimated the hazard by a factor of 10. In other words, FDA believes you could represent a “safe” dose of 2,3,7,8-TCDD by dividing a single grain of table salt into 990 pieces, with one of those pieces representing a safe lifetime dose. The federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta has done its own calculation, concluding that the cancer hazard from dioxin is about half-way between the EPA’s estimate and the FDA’s estimate. EPA says 6.4 femtograms per kilogram of body weight per day is the safe dose; CDC says the correct number is 27.6; FDA says it’s 57.2 (pg. 95). No matter which agency does the calculation, there’s no escaping the fact that dioxin is considered supremely toxic.
One other way to understand the toxicity of dioxin is to compare the dioxin “reference dose” established by EPA to the “reference dose” they have set for other common toxic materials. The “reference dose” is the highest amount they believe you could eat regularly without incurring any disease (not considering cancer).
The reference dose for dioxin is 0.000,000,001 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day (mg/kg/day) (pg. 94); the reference dose for the toxic metal cadmium is 0.001 mg/kg/day and the “reference dose” for the toxic metal arsenic is the same as for cadmium. Thus we can see that EPA considers dioxin in food 1,000,000 times (one million times) more toxic than cadmium or arsenic, not counting the cancer hazard from dioxin. Yes, dioxin is toxic, no doubt about it.
February 15, 2023
Hey Greta! Why aren’t you in Ohio right now?
Your daily dose of natural disasters and amazing phenomena for February 15, 2023…
The climate clowns ignoring the cataclysmic Ohio environmental disaster show they only care about money, power and their ‘pretty’ little faces… And, most of all, their absence clearly shows they really don’t give a DAMN about our Planet Earth…
And you want to know what our Greta is currently doing? She is currently promoting her new book (now available in Canada and in the U.S.)… Yes, you cannot make this stuff up…
Greta: ‘I’m so pleased to share that The Climate Book is now available in the USA and Canada! I have gathered the wisdom of over one hundred contributors to highlight the many different crises we face and equip us with the knowledge we need to avoid a climate disaster.’ via Twitter
What A Coincidence! Greta Thunberg Is Related To The Rothschild Clan
Written by Mike
The house of the Rothschild bankers reluctantly confirms the undeniable. Greta Thunberg is a blood relative of the notorious Rothschild chain of nation-buyers. It explains much about the precocious adolescent’s celebrity status drooled over by presidents and prime ministers – and, of course, the slobbering ‘on-message’ media barons of the Western swamps.
Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg (20) is a great-granddaughter of the notorious banker Lionel Walter Rothschild, son of the first Baron Rothschild. Previously, this fact has drawn the attention of journalists who researched the genealogical tree of the famous family.
By the way, the net worth of Greta’s parents is estimated at $3 million – that we know about. Not bad for a modestly successful opera musician and her stage actor husband.
The media became interested in the alleged kinship after a source at the large Swedish bank Handelsbanken stated that the Thunberg family had received transfers from the Rothschild Foundation to their accounts.
Despite this information appearing in the tabloid press, the bank was so zealous to find the source of the leak that it raised suspicions.
After two weeks of research, it turned out that the pubescent activist’s great-grandfather Joachim Thunberg was the son of Lionel Rothschild, who was illegitimate but was recognised in 1928.
As his mother brought him up alone for the first two years, he was given her surname. Joachim was then adopted by his biological father, and from the age of 12, he moved to France.
There he received his education and then studied additionally in London. At the age of 26, Joachim Rothschild-Thunberg became one of the most successful bankers in Sweden.
His success lasted until 1957 when he sold the bank, donated most of his capital to certain ‘foundations’ and retired.
IF you have not viewed the following posts on Greta and Climate Change, check them out:
Finally, if it’s all good, why aren’t they doing the press conference onsite? Ohio officials say air quality in East Palestine is fine but not to drink the water…
Ohio officials say air quality in East Palestine is fine but not to drink the water
State health, safety and environmental officials said the air quality in and around East Palestine is what it was before authorities conducted a controlled burn of vinyl chloride from an tanker involved in a 150-car train derailment. That burn on February 7 produced a black cloud that could be seen for miles.
That is absurd, anyone who believes that is just fooling themselves. We still have no confirmation on what exact toxin tests they have been conducting, or which ones they have not. They also stated in their own reports that the toxins they are testing fall to the ground they do not float up into the air. So, though they may not be finding HEAVY levels of them in the air, they are VERY LIKELY present on the soil, plant and animal life, furniture, clothing, carpeting and walls and in the lungs of everyone within probably 100 miles!!
State leaders said they’re also watching water from the area following the toxic chemical release in that community along the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.
Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said air quality testing shows it is the same as it was before. But Tiffani Kavalec, chief of Division of Surface Water for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), said they’re watching the cloud and how it could affect water systems.
Ya, keep repeating that lie, the more often you tell a lie, of course, the more likely people are to believe it to be true.
“We know that there is a plume moving down the Ohio River,” Kavalec said.
Kavalec said water systems are being shut down as that plume goes over an area and testing is taking place to make sure the water is safe.
Residents of East Palestine are being advised to drink bottled water for now. Vanderhoff said water from the municipal system appears to be fine but more extensive testing is ongoing. But he said people with private wells should get them tested. He said they can do so by calling 330-849-3919.
Remediation work is continuing in the area that was affected by the hazardous vinyl chloride spill. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources estimates 3,500 fish from 12 different species were discovered dead after the toxic chemical release.
There have also been reports of dead animals being found around the East Palestine area. Dr. Dennis Summers, the chief of the Division of Animal Health, said anyone who thinks a pet or wild animal may have died from the incident should first contact their veterinarian. He said the state can take over testing after that point.
DeWine said Norfolk Southern has assured him the railroad would stay there “until everything was cleaned up,” and that the company will be paying for it. He suggested if the railroad doesn’t pay the costs, the state could file a lawsuit.
Norfolk Southern said in a press release it’s provided $1 million in relief so far, including $1,000 checks to some East Palestine area residents who had to evacuate, to help with their expenses. DeWine said he’s not sure but he doesn’t think anyone who cashes that check is waiving the option of future legal action to do that. DeWine warned the railroad needs to stick with its end of the bargain.
And Vanderhoff said multiple state agencies are watching the environmental and health risks from this disaster and are not allowing any “wiggle room” when it comes to safety.
Five of the cars were carrying vinyl chloride, a potential carcinogen, and four other cars were carrying four other chemicals. DeWine said he learned from the Public Utilities Commission that the train wasn’t considered a high hazardous material train, because most of the cars didn’t have hazardous materials in them. DeWine called that “absurd” and said Congress should look into that and take “appropriate action”.
You notice they still do not even tell us WHAT OTHER CHEMICALS were being carried on that train. Nor do they address the other toxic chemicals produced by the burning of the cars and all of the products that make them up or the contents within them.
DeWine said President Biden as well as senators and representatives from Ohio have been reaching out to offer help. But he said he doesn’t feel further assistance is needed now.
DeWine also told reporters that he had spoken with his Adjutant General, Major General John Harris, about the incident that happened last week when a national television news reporter, Evan Lambert of NewsNation, was handcuffed and arrested. DeWine has maintained there was no reason for the reporter to be arrested. Local officials, in a statement, said they had arrested Lambert after he refused to leave the news conference following an argument with Harris. DeWine said Harris feels bad about his role in the incident. DeWine is asking for the charges to be dropped.
Meanwhile, that reporter, was invited as a member of the press to attend that conference and to get answers to the questions that are on the minds of the public. He was doing his job, providing realtime reporting live from the conference. He was asking poignant questions and he was silenced. He had every right to at least remain in the meeting to witness what was revealed and or stated. Gee, it is so kind of them to drop the charges. In my opinion they owe Mr. Lambert and the public a lot more than that.