NORTH LIMA, OH (WKBN) – People throughout the Mahoning Valley, including those in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, subsequently reported smelling chlorine. Controlled release in Eastern Palestine on Monday. official You said it’s not dangerous But one North Lima woman is skeptical of the statement.
North Lima is just over 10 miles away, eastern palestine, Amanda Bresears said the smell made her eyes water when she tried to let her dog out. She believes that may be why her bird is now dead.
Bresears was trying to feed five hens and roosters Tuesday morning and found them all dead, in roughly the same position, with no sign of predator entry into the enclosure. .
“I’m too upset and pretty panicked because they may be just chickens, but they’re family,” she said.
Bresears said her chickens were alive and well on Monday.
she believes in the smell following the train explosion Carrying chemicals derailed in East Palestine is to blame for the sudden death of her bird.
“My video camera footage shows that my chicken was perfectly fine before it started this burn. As soon as the burn started, my chicken slowed down and died. ‘ she said.
“If you can do this to chickens overnight, imagine what they’ll do to us in 20 years,” she added.
Officials say the odor is neither toxic nor dangerous, but are advising people in Mahoning Valley to stay indoors on Monday night as a precaution.
“I will call BS to say that the air quality is fine,” she said.
Bresears said she plans to take the birds to the vet for an examination in the hope that someone will take responsibility for their deaths.
Sources say this isn’t the only such incident they’ve heard of in the past day, but an Ohio Department of Agriculture official said they haven’t heard of any issues.
The USDA released the following statement on Tuesday:
“The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is assuring Ohioans that their food supply remains safe and risk to livestock remains low following the East Palestinian Railroad derailment.
ODA has not received any reports of animal health related to this incident. As the Ohio EPA and regional agencies continue to monitor air and water quality, ODA is ready to help if needed.
If you notice any unusual behavior in your livestock or pets, contact your local veterinarian for further instructions. ”
https://www.wkbn.com/news/local-news/east-palestine-train-derailment/north-lima-woman-finds-chickens-dead-tuesday-questions-chemical-release-from-train/ Amanda Brescias of North Lima finds chicken dead and questions chemical release from train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio