February 24, 2023

Ohio Sen. Admits "Right to be Skeptical" of Water Following Derailment

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By Jackson Kincaid

In Brief: 

Three weeks after a train derailed in Ohio, a few officials are finally admitting the water might not be safe to drink, despite assertions from authorities that it was safe.

The Background: 

Following a horrific derailment in Ohio, many citizens have taken to TikTok to voice their concerns with photographic evidence as to the safety of the water. Yet the government has been quick to dismiss all concerns, until now.

Now, when asked if the people should ”accept the assurances from the government,”  Senator Sherrod Brown is admitting the people have a right to be skeptical. 

He stated, “Well, they’re right to be skeptical. We think the water is safe, but when you return to your home, you should be tested again for your water and your soil and your air, not to mention those that have their own wells.”

The New York Post reported East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway and other officials each drank a plastic cup of tap water, according to a video posted on Twitter by Ohio Lt. Gov. John Husted. But the next day, Conaway told Newsmax that although he was “100%” confident in the municipal water supply, he’d “definitely be drinking bottled water” if he had a private well, especially if he lived near a creek.

Notable Quotes: 

“They demand answers. They demand a presence by this administration to know that they’re going to take care of these issues.” – Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO)



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