Test results of the soil in East Palestine show the train derailment and vinyl chloride release is an unmitigated disaster!
An analysis of the newly-released data shows the soil contains dioxin levels “hundreds of times greater than the exposure threshold,” to pose cancer risks, according to The Guardian.
The outlet reports that chemical experts and former EPA officials called the data “concerning.”
Linda Birnbaum, a former head of the US National Toxicology Program and EPA scientist, said the dioxin levels found in samples are up to 14 times higher than some states permit.
“The levels are not screaming high, but we have confirmed that dioxins are in East Palestine’s soil,” Birnbaum said.
“The EPA must test the soil in the area more broadly.”
In short, East Palestine’s soil is NOT Safe.
Yet, residents were told they could return to their homes after the train…