DeWine spoke with White House officials early Thursday morning and requested assistance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health and Emergency Response Team, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ohio is not eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency at this time, DeWine’s office said.
I have no idea why DB2 thinks this is an issue worth quoting the governor over.
Reading the article the entire area is perfectly safe. There is one small immediate body of water that is contaminated but being treated by the rail road company. The EPA has no job to do at all in the area. That is why.
The article clearly states how safe the other bodies of water and the area are.
The bigger problem is some people like to cause problems that other wise do not exist at all. Those people want to take power and control things based on lies. The entire exercise is to harm the American economy endlessly.
We all know the drill by now lying has been useful for decades. We have $31 trillion in debt and the wealthy would love to walk away with the gains from that debt. Anything that can be said to that end will be said on all topics. Total garbage every time.
As the article reported the numbers are extremely low for contaminates. The governor is just taking shots at the EPA. Being worthless adding nonsense instead of helping Ohio. The people in the area are on edge. The governor is fearmongering. Just awful behavior.
Apparently, the rail line won’t say what chemicals were being transported.
They did not classify it as a high hazardous material train so they aren’t required to notify state officials.
Just awful behavior…
DB2’s article seems the EPA knows exactly what is in the plumb. Again people who want power fear mongering with lies. The railroad would have the manufacturer’s hazard materials/waste labels. If there is any truth the railroad is not reporting to the EPA please document it. Sniffs out otherwise as one more of those power hungry lies.
The plume of butyl acrylate – a compound used in paints, plastics and other products – is expected to be near Huntington, West Virginia sometime Friday, the agency said. Testing results showed butyl acrylate in the water at levels below 3 parts per billion – well below the 560 parts per billion considered hazardous by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No vinyl chloride, which was intentionally burned to avoid an explosion, has been detected in the Ohio River, EPA officials said.
** DeWine said this in response to a question on whether he was satisfied with the Biden administration’s response. DeWine contrasted himself from do-nothing Senator J.D. Vance, who complained (rightly) about the lack of a federal response; the Ohio governor said while he has spoken with President Biden, who offered assistance, he felt that no further assistance was needed.**
Maybe he should have taken the help when it was offered.