Unless your life was too busy to notice or you’re an unfortunate victim of the triple-jabbed stare syndrome, today’s headline image of a fire and smoke plume from East Palestine, Ohio has made the rounds on nearly every media platform on Earth. A train derailment on February 3rd resulted in a toxic chemical bomb being ignited three days later by corporate and government authorities. The definitive cause of the derailment remains under investigation by the NTSB while sources point to pipe bomb sabotage in a string of events that target U.S. infrastructure and the food supply chain. National mainstream media coverage was nearly mute until the video of a News Nation journalist went viral that showed him being physically bullied and removed from a press conference in East Palestine when seeking answers. It became clear that a catastrophe was unfolding, and I began a thread on Twitter.
CBS affiliate KDKA-TV, based in Pittsburg, PA, kept a video record of their reporting on the disaster, which includes a clip about a decision that Norfolk Southern Railway and the EPA made to conduct a “controlled release” from several tankers to avoid an explosion. An EPA letter listed five chemicals that are known to have been released: vinyl chloride, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, ethylhexyl acrylate, isobutylene, and butyl acrylate. When vinyl chloride is burned, it makes phosgene (mustard gas) and hydrogen chloride (acid).
A narrow trench was dug along the derailment site and filled with vinyl chloride, soil, debris from the initial fire, and ignited with an emergency flare. In hindsight, the headline from KDKA’s report reads like a sick Orwellian joke.
Norfolk Southern: detonation in train derailment went ‘perfect’ – KDKA, Feb. 7
The EPA finally got around to ordering Norfolk Southern to clean up East Palestine this week. It’s too little too late because the massive burn of chemicals after the initial fire from the derailment only complicated an already fraught situation. Harmful pollutants and carcinogenic compounds were created as a byproduct of the accident and fires, which include dioxins that are separate from the chemicals spilled. Dioxins are literally a billion times more toxic than glyphosates or heavy metals and are bio-accumulative in the human body and food chain. While the EPA says it will continue testing and monitoring the air and water, it did not specify if sampling would include dioxin byproducts.
“‘There’s been a lot of nebulous discussion about testing and safety and following the science, but there’s actually no cohesive explanation about what they did, why they did it and what they’re doing now,’ said Andrew Whelton, a professor of environmental and ecological engineering at Purdue University.” – NBC News, Feb. 22
Dioxins stick to particulate matter generated by fire and smoke, then settle onto land, into rivers, water tables, and people’s homes and property. They’re extremely toxic if ingested and/or inhaled. Dioxin compounds have a half-life of 50-100 years, are microscopic, and cannot be removed easily. Math dictates hundreds of years before an area can be reliably considered safe for human or animal habitation. The particle fallout on first responders and the East Palestine Fire Dept. forced them to replace all their emergency gear, and their vehicles and fire engines must go through rigorous decontamination processes.
The fallout cloud during the initial fire is pictured in the radar screenshot below. A weather report from KDKA showed the second fallout cloud during the “controlled release” bomb.
“The Ohio train explosion is right next to the Ohio river, which is the 3rd largest river by discharge volume in the U.S., and it flows directly in the Mississippi River. Thousands of farms may be affected by this and thus harming the food supply.” – Recession Tracker, Feb. 13
Erin Brockovich: I’ve never seen anything like this – Fox News, Feb. 16
East Palestine residents worry symptoms may be tied to chemicals from train crash… “Some residents of East Palestine, Ohio, say they have developed rashes, sore throats, nausea and headaches after returning to their homes this week, and they’re worried these new symptoms are related to chemicals released after a train derailment two weeks ago.” – CNN Health, Feb. 17
EXCLUSIVE: Toxic cloud left Ohio family coughing up blood and forced them to flee their newly purchased home as creek water turned blue and wildlife disappeared after chemical train disaster… “The first obvious sign was the dead fish bobbing in their creek and a toxic blue film on the water. But now there’s something else missing from one Ohio couple’s woodland ‘paradise’ home two miles from the East Palestine chemical train disaster: Birdsong and the constant chitter chatter of squirrels.” – Daily Mail, Feb. 17
On Feb. 18, News Nation interviewed residents who reported skin rashes and other symptoms after evacuees returned home beginning on Feb. 13 because authorities told them that it was safe to do so. The clip includes polluted rivers discovered in the region and Pennsylvania farms just north of Pittsburg.
After two years in office, President Biden has yet to appoint an administrator to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, which is charged with regulating the transportation of hazardous materials. He’s also too busy globetrotting as a war dog on a goat rodeo delivering billions of our tax dollars to Zelensky in Kyiv and falling down steps in Poland to be bothered with providing East Palestine residents with the financial and moral support they need. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg finally strolled into East Palestine today and was asked by Turning Point USA journos why it took him nearly 3 weeks to visit and why he hasn’t apologized or resigned.
In a “does art imitate life or does life imitate art?” moment, the movie White Noise, released in 2022 with extras recruited from the East Palestine region, has a storyline based on a railroad derailment. It includes an explosion, fallout with dark, toxic clouds, and an evacuation of the town. It’s definitely a must-see film. The world is in dire straits, so be sure your financial house and prepping supplies are in order.
White Noise – Netflix Official Trailer
We the People are being exterminated – Michael Yon w/The Health Ranger, Feb. 22 (East Palestine dioxins discussed at timestamp 11:00)
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