by Jim Clayborn
Another train derailment happened on Thursday in Van Buren Township outside Detroit, Michigan.
Reportedly at least one of the cars is carrying hazardous materials, but officials are assuring the public that the accident is “not a hazmat situation,” according to WBJK.
However, police are asking residents to “avoid the area completely.” Haggerty Road will be closed south of I-94 , and Huron River Drive west of Haggerty will not be open..
At least seven cars derailed in the accident in Van Buren Township.
According to Van Buren Township Public Safety, “At this time, there is no direct evidence of exposed hazardous materials. There are no injuries reported.”
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy said there were no indications that there was a threat to the public.
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) released a statement that read, “We are also in touch with the relevant federal authorities, including the EPA. At this time no one is aware of the release of any hazardous materials, the car carrying hazardous material has been put upright and is being removed from the area of the other derailed cars, and EPA is dispatching a team to ensure public safety.”
The cause of the train derailment has yet to be determined. The investigation is active and ongoing.
WDIV-TV reported that the train was operated by Norfolk Southern – the same operator behind the derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
The derailment comes less than two weeks after about 50 cars carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. The train derailment released toxic chemicals into the area, including ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, ethylhexyl acrylate, isobutylene, vinyl chloride, hydrogen chloride, and phosgene.
There have been more than two dozen train derailments in the U.S. so far this year, according to Newsweek, “far higher than average.“
Some have suggested that the East Palestine deraiment was an act of sabotage, and others have linked the massive increase in fires and explosions at food processing and other plants across America in the padt 18 months.
CBS News reported the Ohio train was apparently on fire prior to the derailment:
Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance told WFMJ that his Ohio office has received reports of sabotage from residents:
“Many questions remain unanswered about the quality of the braking system used, the durability of the repair parts in the trains and the Transportation Department’s regulatory approach to our nation’s rail system. Aside from this incident, there is a troubling trend of catastrophic infrastructure problems in our country, and more than a few reports of sabotage. My office will be investigating these concerns in the weeks to come,” Vance said.Advertisement
As to Vance’s reference to a “troubling trend” of catastrophes, that is an understatement.
As RNN has reported, dozens of food processing plants were destroyed and/or damaged last year by “accidental fires.”
One blogger documented an astonishing 97 food processing plants that experienced a fire from 2021 through the end of 2022 alone.
And just days after the disastrous “controlled explosion” and plume of toxic gasses in East Palestine, OH, today also saw a massive, 5-acre fire in Kissimmee, Florida that ignited plastic pots and spewed toxic smoke into the surrounding area.
This is not norma. Americans are asking questions….and no one is answering.