High Levels Of Dangerous Chemicals Found In East Palestine Air

  • Despite the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assertion that residents of East Palestine are safe to live around the site of the February 3 train derailment that led to toxic chemical contamination of the local environment, a new assessment from Texas A&M and Carnegie Mellon University found that the Ohio town’s air contains “higher than normal” amounts of several potentially dangerous chemicals.
  • The report, published last week, determined that acrolein, benzene, vinyl chloride, butadiene, naphthalene, o-Xylene, trichloroethylene, trichloroethane and p-Xylene were all present in the air in East Palestine as a result of the Norfolk Southern Railroad catastrophe.
  • Acrolein, according to an investigation by the Daily Mail, is “a gas that can cause excess fluid in the lungs.”
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