Journalist Documents What He Found on Bank After Following Creek from E. Palestine: ‘This Is Scary’

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Reporter Ben Bergquam found three deer that were deceased near a creek south of East Palestine, Ohio.

Over three weeks ago, a train derailed and spilled toxic chemicals throughout the area.

It is estimated 43,000 animals are dead. Many images of dead fish have been posted to social media.

The train derailment spilled chemicals that are wreaking havoc on the town, including a highly volatile colorless gas called vinyl chloride.

The video appears to have been taken roughly 15 miles from East Palestine.

Bergquam said, “What is scary, and I can’t say for sure if this is connected or if it’s just a coincidence, but it’s a very odd coincidence.”

Bergquam continued, “Three dead deer within 50 yards of each other.”

“Why am I the only one here?” he asked.

While President Biden spent his time secretly visiting Ukraine and sending billions to the foreign country, former President Donald Trump visited East Palestine in Ohio following a massive train derailment that shocked a small town.

Trump delivered truckloads of water to the area. A total of 13 pallets of water, which comes to over 14,000 bottles, were brought to the small town.

Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung said, “President Trump is meeting with the citizens of East Palestine, and he will never forget them and what they are going through. Contrast that with Biden and the federal government, who have failed them from the beginning.”

Cleanup crews are attempting to get rid of toxic chemicals in a controlled environment.

About half of the town’s population has been ordered to evacuate.

Mayor Trent Conaway of East Palestine, Ohio slammed President Biden’s response to a toxic train in the area.

Biden secretly visited Ukraine, where billions of taxpayer dollars were sent while snubbing Ohio.

“That was the biggest slap in the face,” the mayor explained. “That tells you right now he doesn’t care about us.”

“He can send every agency he wants to, but I found out this morning that he was in Ukraine giving millions of dollars away to people over there and not to us on Presidents’ Day in our country, so I’m furious.”

People have said the Biden administration did not handle the train accident well. The derailment resulted in 5,000 families being evacuated.

Several federal agencies were sent in to help with the toxic situation.

Conway and local residents have said the resources have been insufficient and criticized the slow response of the federal government.