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Norfolk Southern CEO appears before Ohio Senate Rail Committee

Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal April 19, 2023

The president and CEO of the train company spotlighted in the East Palestine train disaster appeared by the Ohio Senate Select Committee on Rail Safety to explain his company’s role in the mess, and...

NTSB investigating Norfolk Southern’s safety culture after conductor is killed in accident involving dump truck in Ohio

Kristina Sgueglia and Ray Sanchez, CNN March 7, 2023

  CNN -- A Norfolk Southern conductor was killed Tuesday after being struck by a dump truck at a facility in Ohio, prompting a National Transportation Safety Board investigation of the railway’s safety...

NTSB Investigators conduct Unmanned Aircraft System operations for the Norfolk Southern freight train derailment near East Palestine, Ohio.

It’s been one month since a freight train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in Ohio. Here’s what’s happened since

Alisha Ebrahimji and Holly Yan, CNN March 4, 2023

(CNN) -- A toxic train wreck in Ohio ignited a dayslong inferno, spewed poisonous fumes into the air, killed thousands of fish and left residents wondering if it’s safe to live in East Palestine. The...

Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan Shaw speaks to reporters, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, near the site where a freight train derailed February 3 in East Palestine, Ohio.
(Matt Freed/AP)

Bipartisan group of senators to introduce new bill aimed at rail safety in wake of East Palestine crash

Betsy Klein and Manu Raju, CNN March 1, 2023

CNN– A bipartisan group of senators is introducing a new bill aimed at shoring up rail safety in the aftermath of the toxic Norfolk Southern train derailment disaster in East Palestine, Ohio. The introduction...

As crews remove contaminated soil and liquid from Ohio toxic train wreck site, concerns emerge about where it’s going

Nouran Salahieh and Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN February 27, 2023

CNN– After a brief pause, shipments of contaminated liquid and soil from the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, will resume Monday amid concerns – including from other states – about...

Soil from the train wreck in East Palestine, Ohio, being collected for disposal.
Ohio EPA

Texas and Michigan officials say they didn’t know water, soil from Ohio train wreck would be transported into their jurisdictions

Nicki Brown, Sara Smart and Ralph Ellis, CNN February 25, 2023

(CNN) -- The federal Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Norfolk Southern to stop its shipments of hazardous waste from the site of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, so that it can...

Brockovich warns Ohio town of dangers after train crash

John Flesher, AP February 25, 2023

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Worried residents packed a high school auditorium Friday as activist Erin Brockovich and attorneys warned of long-term health and environmental dangers from chemicals released...

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visited East Palestine, Ohio, with Department of Transportation Investigators at the site of the derailment on Thursday.
(Brooke LaValley-Pool/Getty Images)

A first report on the Ohio toxic train wreck was released. Here’s what it found — and what investigators are still looking into

Alisha Ebrahimji and Aya Elamroussi, CNN February 24, 2023

CNN– After federal officials released an initial report concluding that this month’s toxic train wreck in Ohio was completely preventable, investigators will begin examining procedures, practices...

Norfolk Southern is paying $6.5 million to derailment victims. Meanwhile, it’s shelling out $7.5 billion for shareholders

Chris Isidore, CNN February 22, 2023

CNN– Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw pledged Tuesday the freight railroad will spend $6.5 million to help those affected by the release of toxic chemicals from its derailment nearly three weeks ago...

Feds are sending medical experts to Ohio toxic train wreck site as residents’ safety concerns simmer

Aya Elamroussi, CNN February 17, 2023

(CNN)--The Biden administration said it has deployed federal medical experts to help assess what dangers remain at an Ohio village where a train carrying hazardous materials derailed this month – a...

KSU alumnus’ family farm impacted by East Palestine train derailment

Matthew Brown, Photo Editor February 8, 2023

Jesse Gettemy, a KSU alumni who graduated in 2017, was home visiting his family in East Palestine, Ohio when the train that derailed Feb. 3 experienced a controlled explosion yesterday evening. Town...

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