Turning Point USA’s Savannah Hernandez reports on the environmental conditions of East Palestine, Ohio, after the massive chemical spill after a widely publicized yet downplayed train derailment.
“Although the EPA has told residents that the air and the water is safe, however, there is an extremely toxic smell in the air.” – Savannah Hernandez
Frederick Guengerich, a toxicologist at Vanderbilt University, reveals Residents near the burn could have been exposed to dioxins in the air that landed on their skin or were breathed into their lungs.
Although the MSM is treating this story like a nothing to see here, nothing burger, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and J.D. Vance, from Ohio, sent a letter to the state’s environmental protection agency expressing concern that dioxins may have been released when some of the chemicals in the damaged railcars were deliberately burned for what’s being called “safety reasons.”
Instead of explaining why it took weeks to respond to the disaster, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg placed the blame at the feet of the Trump administration.
However, Republicans are not buying Buttiege’s attempt to blame shift. On Friday, twenty-one House Republicans announced they are launching a probe into Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s response to the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
“This incident is an environmental and public health emergency that now threatens Americans across state lines,” the lawmakers wrote in their letter. “Despite the U.S. Department of Transportation’s responsibility to ensure safe and reliable transport in the United States, you ignored the catastrophe for over a week.”
Buttigieg, already under fire for his lack of a response to the disaster area, seems to be cracking under pressure. He recently lashed out at a Daily Caller reporter after she asked him if he would visit the site.