Eric Coppolino and the Health Ranger call for the TOTAL EVACUATION of East Palestine due to extremely toxic “dioxin fallout” that will poison the land and crops for GENERATIONS

Image: Eric Coppolino and the Health Ranger call for the TOTAL EVACUATION of East Palestine due to extremely toxic “dioxin fallout” that will poison the land and crops for GENERATIONS

(Natural News) URGENT: Today we join Eric Coppolino in calling for the immediate, total evacuation of East Palestine, Ohio due to the dioxin fallout now taking place there. The full interview with Eric Coppolino will be added to the bottom of this article once it is published (approx. 11 am central, Tuesday). That interview will also appear at the HR Report channel page on

The toxic cloud event that’s dropping extremely toxic dioxins across a large area of residential housing and farmland was deliberately generated by the open burning of vinyl chloride, creating combustion byproducts of dioxins which are many orders of magnitude more toxic and dangerous than the original substance.

Understand that the combustion of chlorinated compounds always results in the formation of dioxins. This simple fact is known by all competent chemists and is openly admitted by the EPA itself on its dioxins warning page, which states:

Studies have shown that only small amounts of chlorinated materials in waste are required to support dioxin formation when burning waste… Much of the dioxins created and released into the air through backyard burning settle on plants. These plants are, in turn, eaten by meat and dairy animals, which store the dioxins in their fatty tissue. People are exposed to dioxins primarily by eating meat, fish, and dairy products, especially those high in fat. Backyard burning occurs most commonly in rural farming areas where dioxin emissions can more easily be deposited on animal feed crops and grazing lands. These dioxins then accumulate in the fats of dairy cows, beef, poultry, and swine, making human consumption of these harmful chemicals difficult to avoid.


Near-PERMANENT ecological destruction on a scale never before witnessed

The EPA even states that dioxins are PBTs, which means 1) Persistent. 2) Bioaccumulative. 3) Toxic. This means they don’t go away, they accumulate up the food chain to achieve higher and higher concentrations, and 3) They are toxic. As the EPA explains:

Dioxins are classified as persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic pollutants (PBTs). PBTs are highly toxic, long-lasting substances that can build up in the food chain to levels that are harmful to human and ecosystem health. Persistent means they remain in the environment for extended periods of time. Bioaccumulative means their concentration levels increase as they move up the food chain. As a consequence, animals at the top of the food chain (such as humans) tend to have the highest dioxin concentrations in their bodies.

What sort of health problems are caused by dioxin exposure?

1) Immune suppression.
2) Infertility, spontaneous abortions.
3) Extreme hormone disruption.
4) Developmental disorders in babies and children.
5) DNA mutations.
6) Cancer.

Via the EPA:

Dioxins are potent toxicants with the potential to produce a broad spectrum of adverse effects in humans. Dioxins can alter the fundamental growth and development of cells in ways that have the potential to lead to many kinds of impacts. These include adverse effects upon reproduction and development, suppression of the immune system, disruption of hormonal systems, and cancer.

The “controlled burn” actually transformed a relatively harmless chemical into an extremely toxic, deadly chemical that will persist across Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York State for CENTURIES

The media and government are both repeatedly using the phrase, “controlled burn” to describe the setting fire to the liquid vinyl chloride monomer that was being carried by the Norfolk Southern railroad.

Vinyl chloride is made solely of three elements: Carbon, hydrogen and chlorine. In its simplest form, it looks like this (the monomer, liquid form is on the left, and the solid poly form is on the right):

Although vinyl chloride is somewhat toxic, it’s nowhere near as toxic as the dioxins created by burning vinyl chloride without fully incinerating it. Low-temperature combustion actually produces far more toxic compounds than what you started with, in other words.

Put another way, if you incinerate it as a hazardous waste at > 2000 degrees (F), you will destroy the molecule’s morphology and end up with just the individual elements such as carbon and hydrogen, each of which is relatively harmless by itself.

But if you ignite vinyl chloride in an open ditch, you create a dioxin factory that produces extremely toxic molecules from the combination of heat and oxygen. The hydrogen, carbon and chlorine are combined with oxygen from the open air (hence the fact that the burn was actually uncontrolled, not controlled), and you produce molecules like this: (2,3,7,8 TCDD)

Image source: Restoration and Remediation Magazine Online,

After this relatively low-temperature combustion (an open fire in a ditch), you have now converted relatively harmless vinyl chloride into extremely toxic, persistent toxins known as dioxins.

Burning the vinyl chloride was an act of ecological terrorism and a crime against nature and human civilization

In effect, you’ve just increased the toxicity of this substance by perhaps 10 orders of magnitude or more, given that dioxins can be toxic at exposures well below billionths of a gram. A femtogram is one millionth of one billionth of a gram, and dioxins can produce toxic effects at femtograms of exposure.

In fact, competent scientists have concluded that there is no safe level of exposure to dioxins. Not even one femtogram. That’s because at any level, dioxins begin to produce toxic effects on biology, no matter how small the exposure.

Put another way, by setting fire to the vinyl chloride, the railroad turned their relatively non-toxic product into an insanely toxic chemical bomb and released it into the open air.

To call this a “controlled burn” is a crime. The media is gaslighting the entire nation by refusing to report on dioxins.

Whoever set fire to this vinyl chloride in an open ditch just carried out the worst act of ecological terrorism ever recorded in North America.

As Restoration and Remediation magazine explains, these dioxins are the most toxic chemicals known to humankind

Post-structure fire and wildfire settings, especially those where plastics, synthetic materials, electronics, or PVC have burned, extremely hazardous and carcinogenic chemicals are created that are typically overlooked altogether.  One chemical in particular, dioxin, some consider to be one of the most toxic chemicals known to man.

Not only is this substance extremely toxic to all life, and far more lethal than asbestos or lead, it is also known to the World Health Organization as a member of the so-called “Dirty Dozen” – a group of dangerous chemicals also referred to as persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

POPs are chemicals of global concern due to their potential for long-range transport, persistence in the environment and atmosphere, ability to bioaccumulate in ecosystems, as well as their significant negative effects on human health and the environment. Bioaccumulation is the accumulation of chemicals in organisms from the surrounding environment through skin absorption, ingestion, and inhalation.

As this article explains — a fact that can be confirmed by any competent chemist, dioxins are created when chlorinated compounds are ignited or combusted:

Dioxins are formed when products containing carbon and chlorine burn, especially plastic, paper, pesticides, herbicides or other products where chlorine is used in the manufacturing process. Dioxins do not typically exist in materials before they are burned and are especially prevalent in structure fires and wildfires.

When set on fire, dioxins are formed and then chemically bond to smoke particles

From the R and R magazine, link above:

Depending on the temperature in a fire, dioxins can be adsorbed or chemically bound to smoke particles or remain in a vapor phase. Adsorption is when particles bond with one another, similar to how a magnet bonds with iron, rather than being absorbed like a sponge absorbs liquids.

This means that when you are observing the giant smoke column rising from East Palestine and spreading over the entire area like a giant toxic doom cloud, you are seeing dioxins spreading through the air with the smoke. The following photo is essentially showing a dioxin cloud spreading in an uncontrolled manner, into the atmosphere:

All the people who have been breathing in the fallout areas in the aftermath of East Palestine are breathing in highly toxic dioxins:

TCDD can enter your body if you inhale contaminated particulate, have skin or eye contact with contaminated soot, ash, or other materials, or eat contaminated food.  Due to the fact that ultra-fine smoke particulate matter generated in fires is often less than 3 microns in size (half the size of a red blood cell), inhalation of dioxin-laden particulate can easily bypass the lungs and enter the bloodstream.

Here’s another list of some of the effects of dioxin exposure, via the same source linked above:

Other adverse health effects may include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, porphyria, endometriosis, early menopause, reduced testosterone and thyroid hormones, altered immunologic response, skin, tooth, and nail abnormalities, altered growth factor signaling, and altered metabolism.

Diseases which have been linked to dioxin seem endless. Ingesting dioxin can also result in congenital malformations, spontaneous miscarriages, and a fatal, slow wasting syndrome similar to AIDS. Dioxin is strongly suspected of contributing to pathology of the urinary and hematological systems, growths in the colon, gallbladder complications, multiple myeloma, and lung, larynx and prostate cancer.

According to researcher Joe Thornton, “Dioxin’s health effects include endocrine disruption, reproductive impairment, infertility, birth defects, impaired neurological development, damage to the kidneys, and metabolic dysfunction. There is no evidence that there is a safe level of dioxin exposure below which none of these effects will occur.”

Long-term DNA mutations / DNA damage, even affecting pregnancies TWENTY YEARS after exposure

From the same source linked above:

TCDD is genotoxic and a known mutagen. A mutagen is a physical or chemical agent that causes a mutation, which is a change in the DNA of a cell. DNA changes caused by mutagens may harm cells and cause certain diseases, such as cancer.  TCDD alters the genetic structure of living cells. The effect TCDD has on cell structures and genes can be passed down to future generations. In 2012, a scientific study found that dioxin affects not only the health of an exposed rat, but also unexposed descendants through a mechanism of epigenetic transgenerational inheritance. Michael Skinner, Ph.D., a professor in the Center for Reproductive Biology at Washington State University, discovered that “exposure to dioxin caused changes in the DNA methylation patterns of sperm that were transmitted across generations to affect the health of multiple generations of descendants. The grandchildren of exposed rats showed dioxin-induced effects ranging from polycystic ovarian disease to kidney disease. Due to its extremely long half-life, dioxin may still affect pregnancies occurring even 20 years after exposure.”

This means the toxic dioxin gas bomb just released over Ohio is also a genetic mutation bomb that will destroy the lives of millions of people for generations to come.

This is, in fact, far worse then Chernobyl, a Soviet nuclear accident that killed dozens and poisoned hundreds of thousands over time. What just happened in Ohio will poison millions of Americans and likely kill tens of thousands, if not many more.

This event dwarfs Chernobyl, yet the entire U.S. corporate media is complicit in this criminal cover-up that also involves the EPA, CDC, White House, Governor of Ohio, the railroad company and more.

We are going to start seeing babies born with deformed faces and limbs over the next several years. We are going to witness mass human suffering, animal die-offs and “dead zone” areas where no animals can survive.

There’s much more coming on this. Watch for my full interview with Eric Coppolino to be posted here, and also watch for’s upcoming report on natural phytochemicals that can help block and detox dioxins from the body, according to published medical and scientific research.

Finally, note that we are adding dioxin testing to our food science lab using one of our mass spec instruments (a tandem ms/ms combined with a GC interface) and we hope to have dioxin testing up and running within 90 days. More updates coming…

British Taxpayer-Funded Anti-Extremist Study Finds Shakespeare, Orwell, Tolkien “Key Texts” For “White Supremacists”

Zero Hedge | Feb. 20, 2023

Several of the UK’s most respected TV shows, movies, and works of literature have been included in a list of works that could potentially encourage far-right sympathies, compiled by the taxpayer-funded and government-led ‘Prevent’ counter-terrorism program.

As The Daily Mail reports, works by some of the world’s greatest writers were included as examples of warning signs of potential extremism, including Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton, Tennyson, Orwell, Huxley, Kipling and Edmund Burke.

The flagship Prevent scheme, recently the subject of a scathing audit, singled out comedies Yes Minister and The Thick Of It, the 1955 epic war film The Dam Busters, and even The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare aspossible red flags of extremism.

Prevent is a key part of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy as a means to safeguard against “vulnerable people being drawn into criminal behavior”.

In practical terms, it places public bodies, including schools and the police, under a legal duty to identify people who may turn to extremism, and intervene in their lives before it is too late.

If the local panels find someone who is at risk of becoming a terrorist, the Prevent teams use specialist mentors or other support programs to turn around their lives.

It said the works of fiction were “key texts” for “white nationalists/supremacists”.


New Zealand government data shows that the COVID vaccines make you MORE likely to die from COVID (not less)

The government data from New Zealand shows that for each age group, the more you vax, the more likely you are to die from COVID.

The data shows that world governments are responsible for millions of excess deaths.

Now you know the truth.

I wasn’t lying. The New Zealand government stats aren’t lying.

The CDC and the health authorities and medical community were all lying to you about the safety of the vaccine. The vaccines are doing exactly the opposite of what they said.

The key chart is on the RIGHT. For each age group, the more you vax, the higher your risk of dying from COVID. The truth is exactly the OPPOSITE of what they told people.

That’s what happens when you give advice based upon belief instead of reality. Had they embraced full data transparency since the start of the pandemic, we could have avoided all of this. Instead, they hid the records that we needed and urged everyone, including pregnant women and kids, to get vaccinated.

Here’s a key graph in a larger size below. This is exactly the type of graph every country should be producing. But they aren’t for some reason. I wonder why?


This is the key chart. It shows that the risks are increased for every age group. The more you vax, the greater your risk of dying from COVID. It’s the opposite of what they were telling people. The “Boosted” columns are “supposed” to be the shortest in height.

The “unvaccinated” category includes partially vaccinated, not eligible for vaccination, and fully vaccinated up to 14 days after vaccination. Had it been truly “unvaccinated” it’s pretty clear that the numbers for the unvaccinated would be even better. But there is no “cheating” once you are boosted. And you can clearly see the difference there. The numbers were supposed to go down, not up.

These charts basically dump cold water on the claims that the vaccines and boosters keep you from dying from COVID. They do the opposite.

What they don’t show you (because they only look at the risk of dying from COVID) is the rise in all-cause mortality and the number of people disabled and/or permanently injured from the shots. And they don’t show you the pregnancies that never happened, the 20X increase in perinatal deaths, or the dramatic drop in birth rates. So the chart shows an incomplete picture.

It turns out that the mortality and morbidity effects dwarf the negative impact on COVID deaths. But we don’t even have to go there to reject the vaccine.

The key point is that their claimed “key benefit” is not a benefit at all, but an increased risk. This makes it unconscionable for any doctor to support the vaccine.

Whoops! The misinformation spreaders were right about the COVID vaccine!

The more you vax, the more likely you are to be infected with COVID and the more likely you are to die from COVID.

But it doesn’t stop there: these vaccines also increase all-cause mortality and morbidity.

The COVID vaccines are a disaster and should be immediately halted for all age groups.

Which is what I’ve been saying since May 25, 2021 when I published my first “anti-vax” article on TrialSiteNews.

But now you have crystal clear proof from the Cleveland Clinic (COVID infections increased) and the government of New Zealand (COVID deaths increased) that I was telling the truth.

How bad is the effect? Over 600,000 Americans have been killed by the COVID vaccines in America to date. I’ll be talking about 10 different ways to get to that number in an upcoming post.


Camel urine found to block cancer-causing effects of dioxin exposure

Image: Camel urine found to block cancer-causing effects of dioxin exposure

(Natural News) Nine years ago, put out a video report highlighting various natural compounds that block the cancer-causing effects of dioxin exposure inside the body. In addition to cruciferous vegetables and fruits, the narrator explains that camel urine – and specifically that of virgin camels – is another potential remedy for dioxin exposure that, albeit nasty, could protect an exposed person against cancer.

The human gut is loaded with what are known as Ah receptors, which specifically interact with and are activated by the compounds in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. Ah receptors are so unique in the types of molecules they attract that there have been many international scientific conferences devoted specifically to discussing them.

These conferences have shown that cruciferous vegetables help support a robust immune system by activating Ah receptors. These activated receptors protect not only against invading pathogens but also against the wide range of toxins we are all exposed to, including cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes, furnace gases, cooked meat and fish, dairy products, and even mother’s milk because of what they themselves are exposed to – not to mention the latest chemical disaster to strike East Palestine.

“Many of these pollutants exert their toxic effects through the Ah receptor system,” the narrator explains. “For example, dioxins invade the body mainly through the diet, more than 90 percent of exposure, as it concentrates through the food chain, presenting a serious health concern.”


“But there are phytonutrients in fruits, vegetables, tea, red wine, and beans that block the effects of dioxins at close to the kinds of levels you can find in people’s bloodstream after eating fruits and vegetables.”

The East Palestine disaster released untold levels of dioxins that will more than likely lead to cancer clusters in the years to come – at least among those who fail to adequately protect their bodies against dioxin exposure through diet. In addition to consuming more fruits and vegetables, the narrator also explains how camel urine can get the job done.

“There is actually one animal product that has also been shown to potentially block the cancer-causing effects of dioxins – camel urine,” he says, citing a study on the matter. “Camel urine, but not cow urine, was found to inhibit the effects of a known carcinogenic chemical.”

“Importantly, the researchers emphasize, virgin camel urine showed the highest degree of inhibition, found better than pregnant camel urine, for example. So, the next time our kids don’t want to eat their fruits and veggies, we can just say, ‘Hey! It’s either that or camel pee!

Watch the video below:

(Related: Check out our earlier coverage about the cancer-fighting benefits of urotherapy.)

If camel urine doesn’t appeal to you, try eating at least three apples per day

In order to benefit from the cancer-preventive benefits of apples, one would need to consume about three per day just to cut dioxin toxicity in half. The half-life of these phytonutrients is also only about 25 hours, so one would need to consume apples at regular intervals and “keep it up day after day.”

“But if we eat enough, the intake from a plant-based diet should be enough to inhibit the cancer-causing effects of dioxins,” the narrator explains.

“At first, we just thought it was just cruciferous vegetables that were able to lock in these receptors and fend off toxins … but given the variety and flexibility of most mammalian diets, a specific dependence on cruciferous vegetables for optimal intestinal immune function would seem overly restrictive. Many other foods contain compounds with similar immune-stimulatory properties.”

Be sure to watch the video above to learn more about natural ways you can protect yourself against dioxin exposure.

The latest news about the East Palestine train wreck incident can be found at

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HUGE: Speaker McCarthy handing over ALL 41,000 hours of Jan. 6 Capitol riot footage to Tucker Carlson

Image: HUGE: Speaker McCarthy handing over ALL 41,000 hours of Jan. 6 Capitol riot footage to Tucker Carlson

(Natural News) Likely as a promise kept to the conservative House Freedom Caucus as part of their conditions to support him for his post, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has turned over all surveillance footage of the U.S. Capitol Building during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot there, which amounts to around 41,000 hours, to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Axios sources have indicated that TV producers working with Carlson started to review the footage on Capitol Hill last week.

“[T]here was never any legitimate reason for this footage to remain secret,” Carlson told Axios. “If there was ever a question that’s in the public’s interest to know, it’s what actually happened on January 6.”

On January 6, 2021, a group of individuals breached the U.S. Capitol, disrupting a joint session of Congress that was verifying the 2020 presidential election results in favor of President Joe Biden. The Capitol Police reported that cameras situated in and around the Capitol captured over 14,000 hours of footage between noon and 8 p.m. on that day.

However, Axios suggests that an additional nearly 30,000 hours of footage related to the event also exists, the Daily Wire reported.

“By definition, this video will reveal it,” Carlson said. “It’s impossible for me to understand why any honest person would be bothered by that.”

Despite Democratic-controlled congressional committees and law enforcement being granted access to the Capitol Police archive of January 6 footage, the police warned against sharing it with defendant’s attorneys without appropriate safeguards to prevent unauthorized duplication and dissemination, raising national security concerns among government officials.


Following an 18-month investigation and hearings that featured selected security video clips, the January 6 Committee issued its final report last month, which recommended charges against former President Donald Trump and made dozens of witness materials public. The committee also recommended several House Republicans, including McCarthy, for ethics sanctions for failing to comply with its subpoenas, according to the outlet.

Previously, McCarthy had expressed his intent to pursue the release of unreleased U.S. Capitol security footage from the day of the riot. McCarthy criticized the committee’s final report, stating that it was “written for a political basis,” and stated that the American public “should see” what occurred.

“We’re going through that,” McCarthy stated. “I want to be very careful about it. But, yes, I’m committed to doing so.”

Last month, House Republicans Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Troy Nehls (R-TX), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released a 141-page report detailing their investigation into what they perceive as shortcomings on the part of House Democratic leadership and Capitol authorities, which left the complex exposed to the events of that day.

Banks, who led the GOP effort, said the report “exposes the partisanship, incompetence, and indifference that led to the disaster on January 6 and the leading role Speaker Pelosi and her office played in the security failure at the Capitol.”

The incident at the Capitol was a riot, not an insurrection, and there was never any ‘danger’ of “losing our democracy.” In fact, there are credible reports indicating that the ‘riot’ was part of a false flag operation set up by the left-wing deep state to further tarnish Trump.

Shortly after the incident, a trained observer who is an expert in spotting such observations, J. Michael Waller, who was at the Capitol that day, wrote about what he saw in a piece for The Federalist a week after the breach:

  • Plainclothes militants. Militant, aggressive men in Donald Trump and MAGA gear at a front police line at the base of the temporary presidential inaugural platform;
  • Agents-provocateurs. Scattered groups of men exhorting the marchers to gather closely and tightly toward the center of the outside of the Capitol building and prevent them from leaving;
  • Fake Trump protesters. A few young men wearing Trump or MAGA hats backwards and who did not fit in with the rest of the crowd in terms of their actions and demeanor, whom I presumed to be Antifa or other leftist agitators; and
  • Disciplined, uniformed column of attackers. A column of organized, disciplined men, wearing similar but not identical camouflage uniforms and black gear, some with helmets and GoPro cameras or wearing subdued Punisher skull patches.

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Employee of rail company involved in East Palestine disaster makes stunning revelation after accident

Image: Employee of rail company involved in East Palestine disaster makes stunning revelation after accident

(Natural News) An employee of Norfolk Southern, the rail carrier whose train derailed earlier this month in East Palestine, Ohio, dumping tons of harmful chemicals and sending poisonous gases and smoke into the air and surrounding waterways, has made a stunning claim in a newly filed legal action.

A train carrying over 150 cars, measuring 9,300 feet in length, and weighing 18,000 tons met a tragic fate as it was filled with hazardous chemicals that spilled and needed to be addressed. It has been almost two weeks since the derailment occurred in eastern Ohio, causing the evacuation of numerous residents, and Norfolk Southern is now facing a multitude of lawsuits.

Last week, the law firm Morgan & Morgan filed a class-action lawsuit in a federal court in Ohio, representing two women residing in East Palestine. The town, with a population of around 4,700 people, is located near the Pennsylvania border and approximately 50 miles west of Pittsburgh, according to CBS News.

“Norfolk Southern discharged more cancer-causing Vinyl Chloride into the environment in the course of a week than all industrial emitters combined did in the course of a year,” the suit alleges, which noted further that the rail company chose to burn the vinyl chloride, which then turned it into a highly toxic gas, rather than disposing of it safely. It’s not clear why the Environmental Protection Agency would have ever approved that.

“From chemicals that cause nausea and vomiting to a substance responsible for the majority of chemical warfare deaths during World War I, the people of East Palestine and the surrounding communities are facing an unprecedented array of threats to their health,” Morgan & Morgan attorneys said in a statement, according to Republic Brief.


CBS News noted further that the recently filed class-action lawsuit claims that the negligence of the company has led to the potential exposure of hazardous chemicals for “thousands of residents” living in rural eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Additionally, at least six other lawsuits have been filed against the company, demanding payment for damages to property, economic losses suffered by business owners, and exposure to toxic chemicals.

The size and structure of the train operated by Norfolk Southern are being scrutinized for their potential contribution to the derailment. Some individuals claim that the train’s immense size and weight could be responsible for the accident.

As per CBS News, Norfolk Southern workers have reportedly acknowledged that they were concerned about the train’s size before the incident and that this concern may have contributed to both the derailment and an earlier failure that occurred after the train left Illinois on February 1. One worker expressed that “it’s highly probable the impacts of the derailment would have been avoided” if the train had not been so long, adding that “we shouldn’t be running trains that are 150 car lengths long.” Two employees who spoke with Motherboard suggested that the train could pose a safety hazard.

The former director of the Federal Railroad Administration, Sarah Feinberg, agrees that the size of the train would have been a concern, per

“I was not satisfied with the lengths of the trains, and they were 80 or 90 cars long,” she says of her tenure at the FRA. The derailed one had 151 cars. Even while adding more cars might make trains more efficient overall for railroad firms, it takes more time for staff to examine such a train. Shorter inspection times in the name of such efficiency, according to Jared Cassity, national legislative director for one of the Norfolk Southern workers unions, made it likely that the car that derailed earlier this month hadn’t been examined “in some time.”

The railroad company has said that the train’s length was known, managed, and was expected to be stable. The company claims that the weight distribution of the train was consistent throughout, and that a locomotive in the middle of the train assisted in managing the train’s dynamic forces and minimizing the occurrence of broken knuckles. A statement from Norfolk Southern to WKBN mentioned that some of the allegations made about the train’s size are “simply false,” according to Republic Brief.

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