Growing up, from age 0 to maybe age 35/40, I remember maybe one or two train crashes in life.
How about you?
Maybe 3 or 4 or 5 max.
But one every other day?
5 or 10 in a month?
And yet, that’s the world we live in now.
Joe Biden’s world.
Pete Butt-edge-edge’s world.
It’s so extreme that it’s almost impossible to believe these are happening organically.
It feels like a controlled demolition of the United States.
A trojan horse takedown of our country from the inside.
But that’s just my opinion.
Here’s the latest:
ANOTHER TRAIN DERAILMENT
Where the hell is Mayor Pete?https://t.co/OwnOt2FzEg
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) April 2, 2023
Train derailment in Northwest Montana just occurred pic.twitter.com/bjZPf5o4Dl
— Glen Hougen (@g_hougen) April 2, 2023
What is going on is exactly right…
It’s happened again. What is going on??? https://t.co/oqibrCkBEt
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) April 2, 2023
BREAKING 🚨 Train derailment in Paradise, Montana, at least 25 cars derailed spilling unconfirmed contents
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) April 2, 2023
From NBC Montana:
The Sanders County Sheriff’s Office announced a train derailed near Quinn’s Hot Springs Sunday morning.
Authorities received a call around 9:20 a.m. about a train derailment across the river from Highway 135 near mile marker 19.5.
Officials said about 25 cars were derailed from the line.
Montana Rail Link, the company that owns the rails, has been alerted to the situation.
Officials said there is no current danger to the public and no injuries were reported.
“No injuries, no public safety risk, no hazmat release, we have MRL personnel and first responders on site, we’re committed to mitigating any impacts to the area while prioritizing the safety of our employees, and the public while we continue the investigation,” Andy Garland Montana Rail Link Director of Communications said.
Officials did confirm the main spill coming from the derailed cars is beer that was being transported.
Montana Rail Link released this statement following the derailment:
We can confirm that on Sunday, April 2 around 9:00 a.m., a portion of a train traveling westbound near Paradise derailed. There are no injuries, no risks to public safety, and no Hazmat release. The cause of the derailment is currently under investigation with MRL personnel and first responders onsite. We are committed to addressing any impacts to the area as a result of this accident, prioritizing the safety of our employees and the public, and understanding the reasons for this incident.
Meanwhile, here’s what’s happening in Ohio:
CDC team falls sick probing Ohio train derailment https://t.co/l4vvwJlpBD
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 1, 2023
From the BBC:
Authorities say seven US health investigators fell ill while probing the impact of the 3 February train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the investigator’s symptoms included nausea and headaches.
Locals in East Palestine have reported similar illnesses.
The train was carrying vinyl chloride and other potentially hazardous substances.
The CDC investigators formed part of a team that was conducting house-to-house interviews in the area of the derailment last month, according to authorities. They immediately reported their symptoms to federal authorities after they fell ill.
“Symptoms resolved for most team members later the same afternoon,” the CDC said in a statement. “Everyone resumed work on survey data collection within 24 hours. Impacted team members have not reported ongoing health effects.”
In the wake of the derailment, state and federal officials repeatedly sought to reassure East Palestine residents that local air and water supplies were safe. Residents, however, reported headaches, nausea, burning eyes and sore throats, sparking fears that their long-term health could be impacted.
Environmental officials have said that nearly 45,000 animals died as a result of the toxic train crash, although all were aquatic species.
One of the chemicals that the train was carrying, vinyl chloride, is a colourless, hazardous gas that is primarily used to make PVC plastic. It is also a known carcinogen and acute exposure is linked to dizziness, drowsiness and headaches. Prolonged exposure can cause liver damage and a rare form of liver cancer.
On Thursday, the US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the company that operated the train – Norfolk Southern – over environmental damage caused by the derailment.
The justice department said it plans to hold the company responsible for “unlawfully polluting the nation’s waterways and to ensure it pays the full cost of the environmental cleanup,” the lawsuit states.
Additionally, the lawsuit is seeking fines and a judgement that will hold the firm accountable for future costs associated with the environmental response to the derailment.
A separate lawsuit, filed by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost last month, is seeking to recoup the state’s costs and ensure that Norfolk Southern carries out long-term environmental monitoring.
Norfolk Southern has repeatedly apologised for the crash and has so far pledged $27.9m (£22.6m) to the community.
Oh, and three days earlier in Minnesota:
Another train derailment – now in Minnesota. And it was carrying ethanol!
When we had a real Transportation Secretary instead of a DEI sympathy hire, this didn’t happen every day!
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 30, 2023
Wake up folks!
This is NOT normal!
And these ARE NOT accidents!