East Palestine, Ohio residents reported rashes and headaches after a massive toxic chemical explosion in their town earlier this month.
State, government and railroad officials approved a plan to blast six train cars of toxic vinyl chloride that formed a mushroom cloud in the sky before raining down on the city and surrounding area.
Residents reported that chickens and pets were found dead. Dead fish and salamanders washed up in the local stream and river.
The state Department of Natural Resources estimates that 44,000 animals have died from the toxic pollution.
Despite reports of illnesses and dead animals, the Biden administration and local Democratic officials continue to insist that the air and water are fine after the train derailment and toxic disaster.
Residents of eastern Palestine are reporting shocking new symptoms just weeks after the toxic disaster.
A local resident told the New York Post that his voice “sounds like Mickey Mouse” as he inhales helium.
Via New York Post:
Wade Lovett has been suffering from respiratory problems since the Feb. 3 derailment of the Norfolk Southern train and a toxic explosion here. In fact, his voice sounds like he’s breathing helium.
“The doctor says there are definitely chemicals in me but there’s no one in town who can run toxicology tests to find out what they are,” Lovett, 40, an auto detailer, said in a high-pitched voice. “My voice sounds like Mickey Mouse. My normal voice is low. Difficulty breathing especially at night. My chest hurts so bad at night that I feel like I’m drowning. I cough up a lot of phlegm. I lost my job because the doctor wouldn’t let me go to work.
Despite his health issues, Lovett and his fiancee, Tawnya Irwin, 45, delivered bottled water to locals last Thursday. They picked up new cases outside a home on East Clark Street, the heart of East Palestine’s indigenous campaign to fight forces that have claimed the lives of roughly 4,700 residents and their animals.
Locals are frustrated and angry about what they say is a lack of real information and help from local officials and the Biden administration. Last week, East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway ripped President Biden for making a surprise visit to Ukraine instead of the scene of a toxic train derailment, calling it a “huge slap in the face.”