Ohio attorney general sues Norfolk Southern over East Palestine train derailment


This photo taken with a drone shows portions of a Norfolk and Southern freight train that derailed Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio are still on fire at mid-day Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Ohio is suing Norfolk Southern Railway after one of its trains derailed in East Palestine with toxic chemicals on board, Attorney General Dave Yost announced Tuesday.

The eastbound freight train derailed and spilled hazardous materials into the air, water and soil on Feb. 3, rattling the small village of 4,700 in northeast Ohio. Five of the derailed cars contained vinyl chloride, which Norfolk Southern officials released to prevent an explosion.

The train went off the tracks moments after crew members became aware of an overheated wheel bearing and tried to stop, according to preliminary findings from the National Transportation Safety Board.

The wreck and subsequent controlled release of vinyl chloride temporarily forced people out of their homes. While state and federal officials say the air and municipal water are now safe, residents worry about the long-term health effects of the derailment.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:


More like this

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried indicted over alleged $40M bribe to Chinese officials

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has been accused of funneling $40...

Emmerdale fans 'work out' Mackenzie Boyd's dark plan after Chloe Harris' rejection

Letting out a big sign and rolling her...

Report: Two groups bid $6 billion for Washington Commanders

Two groups – one led by billionaire Josh Harris...

The Kardashians fans sent into frenzy after spotting 'iconic' family member in season 3

Kardashian-Jenner fans have followed the famous family on...