Pensions invested in Norfolk Southern sue the railroad over 'omissions'
Pension funds invested in Norfolk Southern have filed a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that the railroad failed to disclose business strategies that led to an increased risk of derailments.
East Palestine advocates present community demands
Unity Council for the EP Train Derailment creating a list of 6 demands for Norfolk Southern and the government. This includes demanding Governor DeWine declare the derailment a disaster and relocating anyone who feels unsafe in their homes.
Families: Health issues linger and arise in East Palestine months after chemical burn and toxic wreck
Months after the toxic train derailment and controlled burn in East Palestine, the community gathered to release a "list of demands" that they said to be done to bring their lives back to some sense of normalcy. One of the concerns on the top of the mind
Study: East Palestine area vegetation not contaminated with SVOCs associated with derailment
Analysis of scientific data by Ohio State University shows plant materials from agricultural sites in the East Palestine area are not contaminated with semi-volatile organic compounds associated with the train derailment.
Ohio EPA continues testing on East Palestine water, moving to assessment stage
The Ohio EPA will be doing a biological survey this summer where they will look at various fish and insects that live in the streams in East Palestine to compare how water quality was prior to the derailment compared to after.
Lawyers ask judge to decide who can join Norfolk Southern derailment lawsuit
The complaint proposes that residents, property owners, employees, businesses, and agricultural businesses within a 30-mile radius of the derailment since February 3 should be permitted to join the class action.
Ohio Pen inmate added to Norfolk Southern class action lawsuit
An inmate who was sitting in a prison cell nearly 20 miles from East Palestine when a Norfolk Southern train hauling toxic chemicals went off the tracks has been added as a plaintiff in a lawsuit consolidated from 31 other cases.
Injunction halts collections, preserves assets of East Palestine derailment 'charity' under scrutiny
Describing the Ohio Clean Water Fund as a "phony charity", Attorney General Dave Yost filed a civil lawsuit alleging that the organization falsely claimed to be collecting on behalf of village residents.
Norfolk Southern spent $387M for East Palestine train derailment during first quarter
Norfolk Southern reported an income of $711 million which includes the charge from the derailment. When that charge is removed, the company's income was $1.1 billion, up 1% over the same period in 2022.
Injunction hearing for Ohio Clean Water Fund delayed, restraining order continued
Describing the Ohio Clean Water Fund as a "phony charity", Attorney General Dave Yost filed a civil lawsuit early this month alleging that the organization falsely claimed to be collecting on behalf of village residents.
Sen Rulli asks: When will contaminated soil be removed from East Palestine?
State Senator Michael Rulli says he wants Norfolk Southern Railroad CEO Alan Shaw to tell him when piles of soil contaminated by the February 3rd derailment will be removed from East Palestine.
Stress management support meetings begin Monday for East Palestine derailment victims
Residents who attend these meetings will learn how to process stress and anxiety, develop healthy coping mechanisms, establish linkages to social support and rebuild community bonds.
Ohio Attorney General sues 'phony charity' claiming to collect for Second Harvest
The Ohio Attorney General is suing what is being described as a phony charity that falsely claimed to be collecting donations to benefit residents of East Palestine following the Norfolk Southern train derailment.
Department of Justice sues Norfolk Southern over East Palestine derailment
The government alleges that the drop in the railroads operating costs included reductions in spending to repair, service, and maintain locomotives and freight cars, perform train inspections, and pay engine crews and
East Palestine community forum brings answers from EPA, village officials
While Norfolk Southern trains traveled past the horizon, people affected by the East Palestine train derailment sparked their ongoing concerns in a community forum to EPA and village officials.
House holding Tuesday hearing on environmental response to East Palestine derailment
The subcommittee, which includes Valley Congressman Bill Johnson, will hear from a number of witnesses, including officials with the U.S. EPA, Ohio EPA and the Columbiana County Health Commissioner.
Boardman Fire Department asks for equipment reimbursement after train derailment
"It's in the Ohio Revised Code that you can seek reimbursement for a hazardous material incident. Each municipality can apply for that and you can bill for your apparatus or any lost equipment," Boardman Fire Chief Mark Pitzer said.
Union Pacific 2nd railroad to drop push for one-person crews
The Feb. 3 derailment of a Norfolk Southern train that forced the evacuation of roughly half the town of East Palestine near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border after officials released and burned toxic chemicals is what sparked the renewed interest in railroad safety.
Ohio toxic train derailment upends school baseball, track
As spring sports get underway at East Palestine High School in Ohio, organizers are trying to create normalcy for student-athletes while cleanup from the February train derailment and toxic chemical burn continues just over a mile away.
4th open house brings answers to soil testing in East Palestine
The EPA told 21 News they've primarily heard questions on the soil sampling they've been conducting for about a week now. They said within that sampling they're testing for dioxins, something the public's been asking for weeks.
DeWine announces East Palestine health clinic is here to stay
The Ohio Department of Health is partnering with East Liverpool City Hospital to transition the clinic to a permanent location. The facility will now be operated by the East Liverpool City Hospital.
NAACP seeks a voice as East Palestine recovers from derailment
The NAACP Director of Environmental and Climate Justice says it's important that Black people, people with low incomes and others often excluded from having a voice must be included in determining solutions.
Norfolk Southern CEO to testify Monday before committee in Harrisburg
Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw is scheduled to testify before a Pennsylvania legislative committee on Monday about the railroad's February 3 East Palestine derailment and subsequent cleanup efforts.
Lawyers work to consolidate Norfolk Southern class action negligence suits
Lawsuits filed thus far ask the court to designate a class of plaintiffs that include residents, workers, and businesses as close as one mile from the derailment to those as far as 30 miles away.
Norfolk Southern pledges plan to address long-term health risks, property values, clean water
Norfolk Southern says it is committed to developing a solution that addresses long-term health risks in East Palestine through the creation of a long-term medical compensation fund.
Ohio Division of Meat Inspection: No animals condemned due to train derailment chemicals
Of the 2,750 animals that have been inspected, 35 dispositions have been performed and only five animals were condemned. Those five animals were not condemned due to symptoms of chemical exposure.
East Palestine residents advised of possible odors as derailment cleanup continues
The EPA has announced that people living around East Palestine can expect to see work crews as their contractors, and those from Norfolk Southern will begin soil sampling in the village over the next few days.
Surveys: Headache remains top complaint following East Palestine derailment
Headache, anxiety, coughing, fatigue, and irritation, pain, and burning of the skin continue to be the most common symptoms reported by residents in the East Palestine, according to state health officials.
Federal judge orders lawyers to consolidate 18 Norfolk Southern negligence suits
People impacted by derailment, fire, and chemical spill in East Palestine could have a better idea next week if they’ll be eligible to join a negligence lawsuit against Norfolk Southern railroad.
Railroad CEO, Senators, government responders to testify at Senate hearing on East Palestine derailment
Topping the bill of those called to testify is Alan Shaw, President and CEO of Norfolk Southern Railroad which owns the railroad where one of their trains derailed, with chemicals catching fire in East Palestine on February 3.
Norfolk Southern CEO will tell Senate Committee he's 'deeply sorry for the impact' of East Palestine derailment
"We will clean the site safely, thoroughly, and with urgency. We are making progress every day," Shaw will tell members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
East Palestine prayer circle calms village two days before U.S. Senate committee hearing
Some community members in attendance at Tuesday's vigil took a moment of peace before they head to Washington D.C. to attend Norfolk Southern's Senate hearing on the train derailment.
$250K in emergency funding going to health center near East Palestine
The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County has provided medical, behavioral and dental health appointments through the health center and deployed its mobile medical unit to East Palestine.
Watchdog Report: Experts say new Norfolk Southern safety plan 'not enough'
It's been more than a month since the toxic train derailment that Dominated headlines across the nation. On Monday, Norfolk Southern announced a new safety plan that might prevent disaster in the future. That plan includes adding 200 hot bearing detectors
Latest Ohio derailment poses no public risk, officials say
Authorities in Ohio say there is no indication of any risk to public health from the derailment of a Norfolk Southern cargo train between Dayton and Columbus, the second derailment of a company train in the state in a month.
'My dad's death is what brought me home,' concern widens over train derailment's effect on stress
"There's more that can happen in a situation like this than just physical attributes from the chemical burnoff or the runoff from the chemicals. There are stress levels we need to pay attention to," Curtis said.
EXCLUSIVE: U.S. EPA provides look inside newly deployed mobile lab
United States EPA has deployed what the agency calls its most complex mobile equipment for chemical testing into the village of East Palestine. It's a mobile laboratory on wheels called the "Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer." The U.S. EPA chemist working in
Complaint hotline launched for Pennsylvanians affected by East Palestine train derailment
Anyone who may be experiencing a lasting impact from the disaster can call the hotline at 724-858-4689 or email [email protected]
Outside experts say citizens should stay away from East Palestine creeks as clean-up continues
As the process to clean up East Palestine creek contaminants continues on Sulphur and Leslie Run, outside experts said they're concerned the toxins and remediation are not keeping people from going near the streams. "It's my understanding that officials d
Norfolk Southern CEO to testify before Senate committee about East Palestine derailment
NBC News is reporting that Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw has agreed to testify about the East Palestine train derailment before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee next week.
Railroads urged to examine track detectors after Ohio crash
Federal regulators are urging freight railroads to reexamine the way they use and maintain the detectors along the tracks that are supposed to spot overheating bearings in the wake of the fiery Ohio derailment and several other recent crashes where faulty bearings are suspected to be the cause.
Democrat Schumer calls for Senate testimony from Norfolk Southern CEO on East Palestine derailment
Valley Congressman Bill Johnson has announced that the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials will hold a hearing on the response by the EPA on March 28.
Well water users waiting for results almost one month after toxic train derailment
They believe the data and information should all be posted publicly for other scientists to review and for them to see. People there say if they don't understand the information or testing they will find people who do.
DeWine's office provides update on private well sampling, liquid transfers from East Palestine
According to the release from DeWine's Office, those railcars are stationed at the rail yards in Lordstown. The Ohio EPA is monitoring the transfer and the U.S. EPA will decide where the liquids will be disposed of.
Senators Vance, Brown call for long-term health monitoring in East Palestine
"We have spoken with multiple constituents who have attempted to get this kind of baseline testing done by their primary care doctors, only to learn that their local doctors lack the capabilities," the senators said in the letter.
Toxic train derailment reveals weakness in communication systems
"Communications between the 60 plus fire departments and First Responders which can be critical to life or death in dangerous situations was non-existent between many departments in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties or with state officials.
Lawrence Co. roundtable on E. Palestine train derailment concerns
"We wanted to hear from them what their greatest concerns were, and it really did come down to us still not knowing what we should be concerned about," explained Congressman Kelly. "We don't really know we don't trust what we're being told."
Online dashboard offers Pennsylvanians updates on East Palestine derailment
The website includes links to Norfolk Southern, state and federal resources, NTSB updates,as well as information about air and water testing, health assessments, and information for local fire departments.
E. Palestine community forum welcomes 'outside' legal, health experts
"We're at war with corporate greed, with the politicians that have this money lined in their pocket," explained Jamie Cozza, Community Organizer with River Valley Organizing. "We're here for one issue and that's to make our town safe."
Latest derailment lawsuits allege longer trains, fewer railroad employees
Four more people are suing Norfolk Southern Railroad, bringing to 12 the number of class action lawsuits filed in federal court over the February 3 derailment, chemical spill and fire.
PA Senate Committee holding Thursday hearing on East Palestine derailment
According to a press release, the hearing will focus on the emergency response to the derailment and subsequent controlled chemical release and will feature testimony from concerned residents.
After 45-year-long effort, 3,000 Norfolk Southern workers win paid sick days
Less than three weeks after the derailment in East Palestine, Norfolk Southern has reached an agreement with a union to provide paid sick leave to 3,000 employees who maintain the railroad’s tracks and trestles.
Darlington residents share impact, concerns of East Palestine train derailment
"I can find you the pieces of debris that we have laying out here--but you can't really get much closer than to where we are.", said Timmins.
Timmins says he also has concerns when it comes to leasing out his fields.