America is in the middle of one of the worst transportation industrial accidents in recent memory, and Mayor Pete is telling jokes.
As a matter of fact, there has been very little reporting about the train derailment near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.
The massive train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, caused a fire and the release of toxic chemicals, prompting an evacuation of residents within 1 mile of the accident site. Now, after five days of careful monitoring, officials have declared the area safe, and residents can finally return home.
Time to call in @PeteButtigieg for questioning for what is happened to the great people of Ohio train derailment & toxic chemical spill!
The media won’t talk about this ecological disaster/public health crisis, but I will – and we *will* get answers
People’s lives are in danger! pic.twitter.com/X0mBWWzTBn
— Anna Paulina Luna (@VoteAPL) February 13, 2023
The accident happened on the evening of Friday, Feb. 3 and quickly escalated, with officials warning of a “potential of a catastrophic tanker failure” after a “drastic temperature change” was observed in the rail car. To protect the community, an evacuation order was issued for anyone within a 1-mile radius of the site, extending into nearby areas across the border in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
East Palestine Fire Chief Keith Drabick asked residents to follow the traffic plan posted on Columbiana County EMA’s website before returning home. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said in “layman’s terms,” the air quality readings are now basically the same as before. Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro’s office said there will be ongoing air monitoring in the area, and Norfolk Southern has hired an independent contractor to conduct air quality readings inside homes. Free testing will also be offered for private wells in the area.
Meanwhile, we haven’t heard a word from our Transportation Secretary except jokes.
Pete Buttigieg jokes about his failures on the job: “We’ve faced issues from container shipping to airline cancellations. Now we got balloons. *laughs*” pic.twitter.com/KeHzRjXBtC
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 13, 2023
East Palestine, Ohio should be the biggest domestic story, by far, but these poor people are being ignored because this failure traces back to the absentee Transportation Secretary.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 13, 2023
Instead of our officials giving information, below is probably the best explanation as to what is going on.
Probably the best video about what happened in Pennsylvania/Ohio and it’s pretty mind blowing. pic.twitter.com/VbG0kzplRs
— Erin Elizabeth Health Nut News 🙌 (@unhealthytruth) February 13, 2023
Wow. Is this really happening in Ohio? This is really bad news. I will post more on the thread. pic.twitter.com/t4QVZ7fWu3
— Johnny Midnight ⚡️ (@its_the_Dr) February 12, 2023
A train derailment in Ohio is currently emitting massive amounts of carcinogenic compounds into the air, this alone would be enough to be interesting but it seems there is more to the story. Norfolk Southern seems to be operating hand in hand with the government in this area,… https://t.co/GE2PChlWco pic.twitter.com/WZyNGIYKYX
— Libertarian Party Mises Caucus (@LPMisesCaucus) February 12, 2023
Below is a very emotional video of a man recording what happened after officials decided to do a burn-off. Warning langue.
Footage on the ground from East Palestine, Ohio (February 10, 2023) following the controlled burn of the extremely hazardous chemical Vinyl Chloride that spilled during a train derailment (volume warning) pic.twitter.com/tGURLaFVTO
— More Shower Thoughts (@more_shower) February 13, 2023
Meanwhile, where is Mayor Pete?