East Palestine ripe for “cancer clusters” following train derailment chemical disaster
02/15/2023 // Ethan Huff // Views

Leo Hohmann of "Leo's Newsletter" published a piece this week addressing the very serious risk of cancer clusters appearing in and around East Palestine, Ohio, in the coming months and years due to the Norfolk Southern train derailment and controlled explosion.

A disaster mitigation consultant who specializes in hazardous chemicals and has first-hand knowledge of this disaster told Hohmann that area residents should avoid returning home for a least a month – that is how serious this situation apparently is.

"I'm an analytical chemist. I worked on cleanups for Superfund sites related to cleanups," this person is quoted as saying.

"The biggest problem is, right now, what's on the surface. As long as the soot is on the ground and not washed out, that's the current real danger: the soot on the ground and on the roofs and on the cars."

The fact that polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the major chemical being released is extra concerning because "any dose is carcinogenic," the expert further explained.

"The final product that comes out of it if it is properly burned off, HCL, is like a tear gas agent but it is not carcinogenic," he said. "But the original thing was."

"The byproduct, no, but the original stuff, yes. Either way, this will cause a cluster of cancers over the next few years. So, yes, my best guess is that this town will have some interesting health issues."

(Related: Is the media engaged in a coverup of the Ohio train derailment and controlled explosion incident?)

"We basically nuked a town with chemicals so we could get a railroad open," expert admits

Local ABC News affiliate WYTV 33 interviewed another hazardous chemicals expert named Sill Caggiano who said something chilling about the controlled explosion of the chemical-filled train cars.


"We basically nuked a town with chemicals so we could get a railroad open," he said, further advising area residents to go "get a physical" and document any health conditions they may or may not develop in the future.

"That way if they contract cancer or some other auto-immune disease that can be caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, they will have a potential legal claim against the railroad company and the state authorities," Hohmann writes.

All that soot on cars, roofs, and on the ground will eventually seep into the ground and get into local groundwater where it moves fast. There are concerns as far away as in Cincinnati, located about 240 miles to the southeast of East Palestine, that chemicals from the controlled explosion will eventually reach that city.

Upward News also reported that West Virginia now faces exposure to these chemicals as well via the Ohio River. Some 30 million people, or about 10 percent of the United States population, lives in the Ohio River Basin. Upwards of five million people drink water that comes from it.

"I live in NW Ohio and I'm nervous," wrote one of Hohmann's readers. "I heard a report this morning that chickens were dying in Lima and that is in my backyard. I also have chickens."

Another wrote that she is highly suspicious about the recent "Chinese spy balloon" incident, that perhaps it is part of a coverup or a distraction "to keep our focus away from something."

"The stranger thing is that Netflix has a movie with this exact same scenario and it was filmed in East Palestine with many locals playing parts as extras," wrote another at the DailyMail Online about how fiction became reality in a very suspicious way.

More related news coverage about this incident can be found at Pollution.news.

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