Festival-Goers Question Lost Land’s 2023 Edition Amid Ohio Toxic Chemical Spill

February 15, 2023
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Music fans are concerned about Lost Lands Festival’s future after a train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed and caught fire in Ohio earlier this month.

Social media platforms have been flooded with posts and comments urging festival organizers to move venues. Many online users questioned whether the Lost Lands would be safe to attend in light of recent events.

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“We sure it’s gonna be safe for us to be back in the valley in September?” one user wrote. “I’m seeing a whole lot of people saying it’s not smart to go this year.” 

Although Lost Lands Festival is due to happen in September, Twitter posts pointed out the air will still be contaminated. 

One Twitter user highlighted that a response from the festival’s management is imperative, as ticket holders must plan or cancel accommodation in time.

Festival-goers who already bought tickets said they would boycott the electronic event because “a fest is really not worth it.” 

The festival is yet to address the safety concerns. 

Ohio’s toxic disaster started on February 3rd when a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed and caught fire. Vinyl chloride, butyl acrylate, Ethylhexyl acrylate, and ethylene glycol monobutyl contaminated the air, soil and surface waters, leading to evacuation orders. 

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Since the incident, authorities performed a controlled release of the train’s  toxic material, and officials advised citizens to drink bottled water.

Residents near the Ohio train derailment reported dead fish, chickens, and foxes.

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