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An image from a residents yard the night of the East Palestine Derailment on Feb. 3. By thunderlips36, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Ohio chemicals disaster is normal — and that’s a bad thing

Christine Kelley March 1, 2023
#OPINION: The Feb. 3 derailment of a Norfolk Southern freight train was a disaster in itself. Local authorities’ decision to burn a few of the cars — releasing deadly vinyl chloride into the atmosphere — is nothing short of a climate crisis, facilitated by capitalist greed and governmental stupidity.
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