The federal government has abandoned the residents of East Palestine, Ohio.
EPA officials and Gov. Mike DeWine (R) previously stated the municipal water supply in East Palestine is safe to drink.
“Absolutely. If I was there right now, I would drink it.”@Alex_Presha asked @GovMikeDeWine if he would drink tap water in East Palestine, Ohio, after the EPA said it was confident it's safe to consume in the wake of this month's toxic train derailment. https://t.co/NMyvKCtlcS pic.twitter.com/4m8XtENxB7
— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) February 16, 2023
However, we’re seeing reports of the Ohio River contaminated with vinyl chloride.
The Ohio River is a critical source of water that serves more than 10% of the United States population.
Worse yet, if this contamination reaches the Mississippi, it could affect most of the…