Disturbing video shows what appears to be a contaminated creek in East Palestine, Ohio, after the recent derailment of a train there carrying toxic materials.
“Even MORE proof that the EPA is LYING to the people of East Palestine,” journalist Nick Sortor wrote on Twitter alongside footage he posted of a woman tossing a small log into the water, causing an oily sheen to rise to the surface.
The widely shared clip — which has garnered about 9.4 million views as of Friday morning — comes as EPA Administrator Michael Regan visited the area Thursday to reassure residents that the water is safe for drinking and that the air is suitable to breathe.
“I’m asking they trust the government,” Regan said of local residents. “I know that’s hard. We know there’s a lack of trust. We’re testing for everything that was on that train.”
Even MORE proof that the EPA is LYING to the people of East Palestine.— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) February 16, 2023
THIS WATER IS INSANELY CONTAMINATED. pic.twitter.com/rNlNxxBTDd