The skies over Ohio were recently filled with an eerie sight, captured by a passenger on a flight over the region. The photo shows a massive cloud of chemicals billowing into the air, the result of a train derailment and chemical fire in East Palestine, Ohio.
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the chemicals were being carried by the Ohio River, which was transporting the pollution downstream towards Huntington, West Virginia. The plume of pollution was visible from the air, with several internet users reporting a large cloud of pollution over Ohio.
Despite the seriousness of the situation, there was total silence from the establishment-affiliated media, leading to concerns among some that the incident was being deliberately downplayed or hidden from public view.
The passenger who took the photo described the cloud as the result of “controlled release” vinyl, a type of chemical that can be dangerous if not properly handled. The photo serves as a stark reminder of the potential consequences of industrial accidents and the importance of proper safety protocols.
As authorities work to contain the pollution and investigate the cause of the train derailment and chemical fire, the photo stands as a haunting reminder of the impact of human activity on the environment and the need for greater transparency and accountability when it comes to the safety of communities and the natural world.