The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 15th, 2023 night edition

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For days, authorities have been telling residents of the area around East Palestine, Ohio, that it is safe to return home after a 150-car train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed Feb. 3.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said the chemical spill resulting from the derailment had killed an estimated 3,500 small fish across 7½ miles of streams as of Wednesday.

The day before, rail operator Norfolk Southern had burned train cars carrying vinyl chloride — a flammable gas — to prevent an explosion.

Something is going on if the fish are floating in the creek," Cathey Reese, who lives in Negley, Ohio, told NBC affiliate WPXI of Pittsburgh last week.

Reese said she saw dead fish in a stream that flows through her backyard.

Ohio National Guard members prepare to assess remaining hazards in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 7.

Ohio officials said Wednesday that residents could return home after air quality samples "showed readings at points below safety screening levels for contaminants of concern.". »

Tesla workers launch unionization campaign in New York

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Tesla workers in New York announced in a letter to management Tuesday that they were launching a campaign to form a union.

Why it matters: It would be a first for Tesla, which until now has managed to avoid unionization at its U.S. facilities, unlike many other major automakers.

The Tesla workers are organizing with the Workers United labor union, which has helped unionize hundreds of Starbucks cafes across the country. »

Satanic Temple opens online abortion clinic named after Samuel Alito’s mother

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The Satanic Temple has announced the launch of an online abortion clinic, offering telehealth screenings and appointments and prescribing abortion medication for patients who want to take part in its “religious abortion ritual.”.

The Temple has named the initiative “The Samuel Alito’s Mom’s Satanic Abortion Clinic,” in reference to the conservative Justice who wrote the majority opinion that overturned the abortion rights case that had been the law of the land since 1973.

“In 1950, Samuel Alito’s mother did not have options, and look what happened,” said Malcolm Jarry, co-founder of The Satanic Temple. »