WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- President Biden ordered federal agents to conduct health surveys with families impacted by a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio..
- House Republicans are probing Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s response to the Ohio train crash. The White House challenged Republicans to support legislative changes to toughen fines for safety violations and strengthen hazardous shipment regulations.
- Federal officials are monitoring the air and water quality in East Palestine, where 550 homes have been screened so far.
Federal agents conducted health surveys with families impacted by a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, after President Joe Biden instructed them to go door-to-door, according to a White House official.
The Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention representatives visited approximately 350 households over the weekend and distributed fliers detailing federal resources. The government hopes to reach an additional 50 families on Monday.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s response to the Ohio train crash is being probed by House Republicans, according to sources. Meanwhile, the White House is challenging Republicans to support legislative changes that would toughen fines for safety violations and strengthen hazardous shipment regulations.
Federal officials are monitoring the air and water quality in East Palestine, where 550 homes have been screened so far. President Biden defended his administration’s response to the disaster, noting that federal officials were on the ground within hours of the Feb. 3 derailment of a Norfolk Southern Corp. train carrying toxic chemicals.
“I’m keeping very close tabs on it. We’re doing all we can. The idea that we’re not engaged is just simply not there,” Biden said.
Former President Donald Trump, who has announced his 2024 presidential campaign, visited the town last week and distributed fast food and water. However, Biden has so far opted against visiting the site of the fiery crash and chemical explosion, instead dispatching Cabinet members and emergency response workers.
Source: Yahoo News
2 thoughts on “Biden administration conducts health surveys after Ohio train derailment [Video]”
Is the department of energy doing the surveys???
Dear East Palestine village leaders,
Yes, the well water is safe …4 NOW! because it will take time for the huge mass of poisons to slowly work down to the level of the town’s drinking water wells. Then the entire area will be poisoned for generations.
To fix this, hundreds of new shallow wells must be drilled around the town to suck out the ground water before the poisons go deeper. Meanwhile all existing village water wells must be shut off so as not to suck the poisons down deeper into the well water table. This has to happen …NOW!
Your poor town will be on bottled water and trucked in water for decades. You must get a Superfund designation to clean it up!
The Grand Trunk Railroad had a similar problem and solution back in the 1970-80’s in Battle Creek Michigan. I lived there then. Repair yard toxic chemicals in the water table next to the city’s Verona Well Field.
Verona Well Field
Twp 10s Rte 07w Sec 32e 1/2, Battle Creek, MI 49017
National Priorities List: Yes Status: N/A
Verona Well Field is a superfund site located at Twp 10s Rte 07w Sec 32e 1/2, Battle Creek, MI 49017. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies sites such as Verona Well Field because they pose or had once posed a potential risk to human health and/or the environment due to contamination by one or more hazardous wastes. Verona Well Field is currently registered as an Active NPL superfund site by the EPA. Because it is on the NPL (National Priorities List), Verona Well Field is considered one of the worst hazardous waste sites identified by the EPA.
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