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Ohio train derailment: Norfolk Southern ordered to pay for clean-up costs

Posted on AllSides February 22nd, 2023
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US authorities have said Norfolk Southern, whose toxin-laden train derailed in an Ohio town, must pay for the clean-up or face tough penalties.

The train, which derailed in East Palestine on 3 February, was carrying vinyl chloride and other potentially hazardous substances.

Norfolk Southern is now facing multiple lawsuits filed on behalf of residents, many of whom were forced to evacuate their homes.

It has apologised for the incident.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has the power to fine or sanction firms over environmental concerns, said Norfolk Southern would...

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