Managing Partner Mike Barasch warns that the release of toxic chemicals, including known carcinogens, from a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, could result in an “explosion of cancers,” among community residents—similar to Ground Zero after 9/11.
It sent shivers down my spine when the EPA told residents of East Palestine, ‘The air is safe to breathe.’ That’s exactly what EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman told responders and downtown New Yorkers after 9/11. But, it wasn’t safe at all.—Managing Partner Mike Barasch
Since the derailment, Barasch has been interviewed by dozens of news outlets. He has warned people living in the vicinity of the accident that they shouldn’t trust the EPA or the railroad. If we learned anything from the WTC disaster, it was that 9/11 didn’t end on 9/11. People who were exposed to the toxins may not be sick now, but they must protect themselves and wait for independent scientists to give the facts and trustworthy assurance before going home.