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Senate committee grills Norfolk Southern CEO about East Palestine derailment

Posted on AllSides March 9th, 2023
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Members of a Senate committee today grilled Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw and environmental officials over the response to the Feb. 3 toxic derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

Shaw repeated his promise that the railroad will do whatever it takes to make things right in East Palestine, now and over the long term.

The railroad has spent $20 million to date in the form of reimbursements and investments in the community, which Shaw said was just a down payment on the railroad’s commitment to cleaning up the derailment site as...

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