(TheRedAlertNews.com) – Residents of East Palestine in Ohio are still grappling with the aftermath of a massive train crash that derailed on February 3rd.
The derailment led to the spillage of 1.1 million pounds of toxic vinyl chloride, which contaminated soil and water sources.
Despite reassurances from local officials and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine that it is safe for residents to return to their homes, many are skeptical and feel that the Biden administration has ignored them.
The data provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Governor DeWine, which stated that the water was no longer contaminated, has been called into question as it was paid for by the railway company.
This has left residents like Lindsay Johnston, who fled her home hours after the disaster, with lingering fears over the safety of their families. Johnston and her husband have a 27-year mortgage on a home they may never be able to live in or sell again. They have only been back a few times but have experienced rashes, sore throats, and breathing difficulties.
“Local officials and [Ohio] Gov. [Mike] DeWine have been telling us it’s safe to go home,” Johnston told The New York Post on Wednesday when hundreds of people flocked to see former President Donald Trump in a county where 71 percent voted for him in the 2020 presidential election.
“But how do they know it’s safe? They don’t… They think we’re all dumb hicks who voted for Trump and they can pull anything over on us,” said Johnston, whose family has been staying with relatives and in hotels since the crash.
“They do know we can’t vote against them if we’re dead … It’s not surprising [President] Biden chose going to Ukraine over us. Why would he care about us? He knows we’re not going to vote for him.” [emphasis added]
Erin Neiheisel, a waitress and a 35-week pregnant mother of two, is also concerned about her family’s safety, despite living over a mile from the disaster’s epicenter. She is hoping for some honesty and help from the government.
Shelby Walker, a 48-year-old mother of five and grandmother of four, lives directly across from where the train derailed and exploded into a fire. She and her family have experienced various symptoms, including respiratory issues and eye infections, but cannot afford to leave their home. Despite repeated attempts to seek information from workers at the crash site, they have been ignored and feel like they do not exist.
The close-knit community of East Palestine is struggling to come to terms with the disaster and its aftermath.
The once picturesque town, described as “something out of Norman Rockwell,” is now a place where residents fear for their safety.
They feel that the Biden administration, which is generally pro-environment, has ignored their plight.
In conclusion, the residents of East Palestine are still grappling with the aftermath of the train crash and feel that the Biden administration has ignored them. Despite reassurances that it is safe for them to return to their homes, they are skeptical and fear for the safety of their families.
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