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Ohio railroad workers fall ill after chemical disaster


The chemical disaster in Ohio did not go unnoticed. People started complaining about health issues.

The disaster occurred on February 3 in the city of eastern Palestine: a train carrying dangerous substances derailed. According to media reports, the train operator caused a controlled fire to avoid a massive explosion. However, this released toxic chemicals outside. A thick gray cloud formed in the sky above the crash site.

Now, railroad workers are working on the site, according to the New York Post. Union officials called on the Joe Biden administration to take additional safety measures as citizens began to feel unwell: nausea, coughing and migraines. According to the publication, vinyl chloride may pose a long-term human health risk.

The appeal to the authorities also noted that the liquidators of the consequences of the accident had not even received respirators and chemical protective suits.

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