Health clinic to open in East Palestine as residents report burning eyes and terrible headaches after train derailment — despite officials saying environment is safe

Ohio health officials are launching a clinic to treat residents from the fallout of the catastrophic train derailment on February 3.

The announcement comes after residents report a wave of sickness despite officials ruling there were no health hazards detected in the town’s water or air. Some report burning eyes, loose stool and headaches since the crash.

Toxic chemicals such as vinyl chloride, benzene, isobutylene were leaked after Norfolk Southern train 32N derailed near the small town on the border between Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The substances released during the incident can cause symptoms that match the nausea, dizziness and shortness of breath residents have suffered since the event.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Michael Regan took two weeks to visit the community. Meanwhile, Republicans are calling for secretary of  transportation Pete Buttigieg to resign over his handling of the derailment. 


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