Another Train Carrying Toxic Chemicals Derails Outside Detroit

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Another train carrying hazardous chemicals reportedly derailed Thursday in Van Buren Township, Michigan, just outside Detroit.

The reason of the derailment was unknown at the time.

According to Fox2 Detroit, there were no injuries and the area is not hazardous.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) stated Thursday that there is no hazard to the public from the incident.

“EGLE is aware of the train derailment in Van Buren Township, Wayne County, where initial reports indicate no threat to the public from the derailment. EGLE personnel are on their way to the scene to assist in assessing the situation,” the statement claimed.

This incident occurred only a few weeks after a 20-car train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. Because of the potential of an explosion, local officials evacuated people in the neighborhood, and residents still have reservations about environmental and health issues.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is still investigating the cause of the East Palestine train disaster and has identified the original rail car that it believes caused the catastrophe.

For his part, largely absentee Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg attempted to shift blame for the recent spate of disastrous derailments onto former President Trump.

“We’re constrained by law on some areas of rail regulation (like the braking rule withdrawn by the Trump administration in 2018 because of a law passed by Congress in 2015), but we are using the powers we do have to keep people safe. And of course, I’m always ready to work with Congress on furthering (or in some cases, restoring) our capacity to address rail safety issues.” Buttigieg said.

This in spite of the fact that Trump has now been out of office for over two years.

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