Yes, the Ohio train wreck is an environmental disaster. No, it’s not Chernobyl.

Posted on AllSides February 20th, 2023
From The Left

The images from East Palestine, Ohio, earlier this month are frightening. They show a giant tower of thick, black smoke rising from a train wreck and expanding into the horizon, as if a bomb went off.

The description of what happened isn’t much less worrying: A large train derailed that was carrying hazardous chemicals, and some of them leaked into the air, water, and soil. To avert an explosion, authorities purposefully detonated a chemical called vinyl chloride, which caused the dark plume.

It looks bad. It sounds bad. So, how bad...

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