Investigative journalist Nick Sortor took to Twitter and revealed drinking fountains at East Palestine High School have been locked with warning messages on them.
Sortos posted a picture of a drinking fountain covered and locked with a warning reading “DANGER LOCKED OUT.”
Sortos tweeted, “The drinking fountain here at East Palestine High School literally has a LOCK on the nozzle that says “DANGER: DO NOT OPERATE.”
The drinking fountain here at East Palestine High School literally has a LOCK on the nozzle that says “DANGER: DO NOT OPERATE”
BUT THE DRINKING WATER IS 100% SAFE, RIGHT? pic.twitter.com/tXOEwev79g
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) February 25, 2023
On February 15th, Municipal officials in East Palestine claimed the water in East Palestine is “safe” to drink.
The official line on the water in East Palestine vs. the water fountain at East Palestine high pic.twitter.com/oSm6R4XAvM
— Read Jackson Rising by @CooperationJXN (@JoshuaPHilll) February 16, 2023
Erin Brockovich, an Environmental advocate and legal consultant, told Fox News many locals in East Palestine are being “gaslit” to believe nothing is wrong with the water.
Per Fox News:
Brockovich told Fox News there appears to be attempts to “gaslight” the locals into believing “nothing’s wrong” and that the water is safe to drink and air is safe to breathe, despite reporting to “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that schools have shuttered drinking fountains and some private wells have locks on them.
Some users on Twitter have claimed the fountains were not locked due to the recent chemical spill but rather are locked from previous Covid-19 measures.
Apparently water fountain locks like this have been around since COVID restrictions. I respect the work Nick is doing in East Palestine, but we have to stick to the truth. This doesn't seem to be associated with the train derailment, although I do believe the water isn't safe. https://t.co/lVAiuhIEku pic.twitter.com/nXceY5yR4R
— Carl E. Miller (@Carl_E_Miller) February 25, 2023
The Gateway Pundit has covered the train derailment in East Palestine for the last several weeks.
The most recent update is House Republicans are attempting to launch an investigation into White House Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for his lackluster response to the chemical spill.