Norfolk Southern alone should pay for East Palestine train derailment cleanup, judge says

Josh Funk

AP Business Writer

As cleanup continues on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, a train rolls past the site of the East Palestine, Ohio Norfolk Southern train derailment that released hazardous chemicals into the town’s ground and water. Norfolk Southern said that 15,000 pounds of contaminated soil and 1.1 million gallons of contaminated water excavated from the derailment site will be transported to landfills and disposal facilities designed “to accept it safely in accordance with state and federal regulations.”
Doral Chenoweth/The Columbus Dispatch

Norfolk Southern alone will be responsible for paying for the cleanup after last year’s fiery train derailment in eastern Ohio, a federal judge ruled. To continue reading…

Updated: March 11, 2024 — 3:52 PM

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