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Things are becoming dire for the residents of East Palestine, Ohio. It’s the site of the recent train derailment that hurled scores of toxic chemicals into the surrounding areas. Sens. J.D. Vance (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited the area to assess the situation. Vance demonstrated how the surrounding area is contaminated, while Brown asked Gov. Mike DeWine to declare the area a disaster zone and request assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Biden administration refused to offer federal assistance to the area; it doesn’t meet the requirements (via Fox News):
"The Biden administration turned down a request for federal disaster assistance from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in the aftermath of the train derailment in the state earlier this month that led to a large release of toxic chemicals.