Congressional subcommittee plans September hearing on East Palestine derailment cleanup efforts
Some Republican members of Congress are planning a hearing next month in East Palestine to learn about progress in the cleanup following the February 3rd Norfolk Southern derailment, chemical spill, and fire.
Railroads resist joining safety hotline because they want to be able to discipline workers
The major freight railroads say a disagreement over whether they will be allowed to discipline some workers who use a government hotline to report safety concerns has kept them from following through on the promise they made back in March to join the program after a fiery Ohio derailment prompted calls for reforms.
EPA weighs formal review of vinyl chloride, toxic chemical that burned in Ohio train derailment
The Biden administration says it could soon launch a formal evaluation of risks posed by vinyl chloride, the cancer-causing chemical that burned in a towering plume of toxic smoke following the fiery train derailment in East Palestine.
Norfolk Southern content with minimum safety too often, regulators say after fiery Ohio derailment
Regulators say Norfolk Southern has made improvements since a fiery Ohio derailment but still falls well short of being the “gold standard for safety” it is striving to be.
Case Western Reserve researchers recruiting East Palestine residents for DNA damage study
A team from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland is inviting residents from East Palestine and nearby areas to take part in a research effort focused on understanding the effects of the Norfolk Southern train derailment, fire, and chemical spill.
Six months later: East Palestine community to discuss continuing impact of derailment
Six months to the day that a fiery train went off the tracks in East Palestine, members of the community are gathering to talk about what the incident has done to their lives and businesses.
DOT Stresses work in rail safety on 6 month anniversary of East Palestine derailment
As we mark 6 months since the derailment in East Palestine, the Department of Transportation stresses the work its done to increase rail safety in the months since the derailment.
One-on-one with Norfolk Southern's CEO six months after toxic train derailment
Almost six months after the East Palestine train disaster Norfolk Southern Railway has continued spending millions in clean up costs to do its part, and as part of an US EPA mandate, to help the village recover.