• Ohio train derailment: Incompetent Biden FEMA to deploy team to East Pa

    From Just like Obama@21:1/5 to All on Sat Feb 18 22:01:47 2023
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    Biden administration says Ohio train derailment doesn't meet legal
    requirements for FEMA disaster declaration

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is deploying federal assistance to
    Ohio now more than two weeks after the toxic Norfolk Southern train
    derailment that threatened the village of East Palestine.

    Gov. Mike DeWine said the move came following further discussions with the agency.

    In a joint statement on Friday, the governor and FEMA Regional
    Administrator Thomas Sivak said FEMA and Ohio had been in "constant
    contact" regarding emergency operations in the community.

    "U.S. EPA and Ohio EPA have been working together since day one," they
    said. "Tomorrow, FEMA will supplement federal efforts by deploying a
    Senior Response Official along with a Regional Incident Management
    Assistance Team (IMAT) to support ongoing operations, including incident coordination and ongoing assessments of potential long term recovery
    needs."

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    Previously, DeWine had tweeted that East Palestine did not qualify for
    FEMA assistance.

    President Biden's administration has taken heavy criticism from residents
    for not approving a FEMA disaster declaration. The derailment does not
    meet the legal requirements for such a declaration, officials say.

    "What East Palestine needs is much more expansive than what FEMA can
    provide," a Biden administration official told Fox News Digital. "FEMA is
    on the frontlines when there is a hurricane or tornado. This situation is different."

    In a press conference earlier in the day, the governor said Ohio would set
    up a medical clinic there and that federal officials from the Department
    of Health and Human Services would also be on site.

    "We know that the science says that East Palestine is safe, but we also
    know that residents are very worried," DeWine said. "They are asking
    themselves 'Is my headache just a headache? Or is it a result of the
    chemical spill? Are other medical symptoms caused by the spill?' Those are
    very legitimate questions and residents deserve answers."

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    Twenty air monitors continue to be moved throughout East Palestine to
    monitor different locations, and are not detecting contamination from the derailment. Samples taken in 500 homes had found no detections of volatile organic compounds associated with the train derailment.

    Municipal water in East Palestine was found to be safe to drink, but those
    who get water from private wells are encouraged to use bottled water until their water is tested.

    A total of 1.1 million gallons of contaminants and contaminated liquid
    have been removed from the immediate site and stockpiled for proper
    disposal. Furthermore, 8,350 cubic yards of contaminated soil have been
    taken from the immediate area of the derailment.

    Sulphur Run should be avoided, as it remains contaminated. The remediation
    of the impacted area of the creek is expected to take time. Sulphur Run
    was dammed "very soon after the crash" so that contamination in that part
    of the creek does not flow into other waterways.

    While the chemical plume of butyl acrylate in the Ohio River has
    dissipated, Cincinnati acted Friday to stop its intake.

    Conversation

    vetsop1
    5 hours ago

    FEMA is funded by the government and the government is funded by us the American taxpayer. there should be no confusion in this. FEMA and other
    crews should have been on the ground immediately setting up a perimeter
    and helping those that are worse off. it's a shame that our taxpayer
    dollars are going to other countries and we watch ours burn.

    <https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ohio-train-derailment-fema-deploy-team- east-palestine-2-weeks-disaster>

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