By denying Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s request for federal disaster relief, Democrat Joe Biden’s administration is dismissing an urgent appeal for help from Citizens in the nation’s heartland.
Dewine petitioned the government for help after a catastrophic railway catastrophe earlier this month harmed the quality of life in a little village named East Palestine.
The derailment on February 3 started a fire that lasted many days and resulted in catastrophe after disaster. At the time, officials opted to commence a controlled release of the chemicals “to limit the potential of an explosion,” and all people within one mile of the accident site were ordered to leave for their protection.
The controlled fire has created a nasty mess in the ground, streams, and air, and officials are completely neglecting their responsibility to try to remedy anything.
On February 8, the same residents who had been evicted were allowed to return to their houses.
The corporate media did not cover the tragedy or the hardship of the town’s evacuated residents, demonstrating an uneven interest in the nation’s tragedies and how they affect different groups of people. The trainwreck coverage was very different from the continuous coverage of past tragedies, which they presumably believe sells more advertising spots.
The mainstream media and the President of the United States are not the only ones that look down on the inhabitants of East Palestine, Ohio.
The Federal Disaster Management Agency (FEMA) informed Ohio that the Biden administration was rejecting its request for federal help because the incident did not meet the agency’s criteria.
Dan Tierney, a DeWine spokeswoman, told Fox News that Ohio was able to secure some help from the Department of Health and Human Services to help those who require medical care as a consequence of the derailment and chemical burn.
Tierney stated that DeWine will make Norfolk Southern, the corporation involved in the tragedy, accountable for what occurred. “The people of East Palestine need to be made whole,” he added.
Earlier in the day, the DeWine administration issued a statement claiming that the Biden administration was refusing to cooperate with requests for federal disaster relief.
“The DeWine Administration has been in daily contact with FEMA to discuss the need for federal support, however FEMA continues to tell Governor DeWine that Ohio is not eligible for assistance at this time,” DeWine’s office said earlier in the day. “Governor DeWine will continue working with FEMA to determine what assistance can be provided.”
Norfolk Southern furnished the EPA with a list of the vehicles involved in the incident as well as the substances they were transporting. The business stated that all five vehicles carrying vinyl chloride were “stabilized” when the chemical was burnt by personnel, resulting in large plumes of black smoke visible in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
The National Cancer Institute classifies vinyl chloride as a carcinogen connected to a rare form of liver cancer known as hepatic angiosarcoma, as well as lymphoma, leukemia, and different forms of brain and lung cancer. During an industrial worker’s eight-hour shift, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration allows for no more than one part per million of exposure.
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FEMA claimed in a statement to Fox News that it was in constant contact with DeWine’s office but it would not comment on its decision to reject disaster aid for the community. CONTINUE READING…