NTSB chair says Norfolk Southern interfered with derailment probe after botching vent-and-burn call

NTSB chair says Norfolk Southern interfered with derailment probe after botching vent-and-burn call

National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy says Norfolk Southern repeatedly tried to interfere with the investigation into the East Palestine, Ohio, derailment and shape its conclusions about what the agency called a flawed decision to blow open five tank cars and burn the vinyl chloride inside.

Wednesday, June 26th 2024, 4:19 AM EDT
NTSB to discuss cause of fiery East Palestine train wreck, recommend ways to avert future derailments

NTSB to discuss cause of fiery East Palestine train wreck, recommend ways to avert future derailments

Eastern Ohio residents will learn more Tuesday about the fiery Norfolk Southern train wreck that derailed their lives when the National Transportation Safety Board holds another hearing in their hometown about the disaster last year.

Tuesday, June 25th 2024, 4:38 AM EDT
Railroads must provide details of hazardous cargo immediately after a derailment under new rule

Railroads must provide details of hazardous cargo immediately after a derailment under new rule

A new federal rule aims to ensure first responders can find out what hazardous chemicals are on a train after a derailment, so they can respond appropriately.

Tuesday, June 25th 2024, 4:20 AM EDT
NTSB hosting final public meetings on derailment Monday, Tuesday in East Palestine

NTSB hosting final public meetings on derailment Monday, Tuesday in East Palestine

Nearly 17 months after a Norfolk Southern train caught fire and spilled chemicals in East Palestine, the National Transportation Safety Board is ready to discuss its investigative findings with the public.

Monday, June 24th 2024, 5:33 AM EDT by Mike Gauntner
NTSB holding investigative hearing on East Palestine train derailment in June

NTSB holding investigative hearing on East Palestine train derailment in June

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold an investigative hearing in East Palestine in June.

Wednesday, May 29th 2024, 10:21 PM EDT by Corey Vallas
August 22 deadline to file claim in $600M Norfolk Southern derailment settlement

August 22 deadline to file claim in $600M Norfolk Southern derailment settlement

Residents to receive details about how to claim compensation

Wednesday, May 22nd 2024, 6:11 AM EDT by Mike Gauntner
New safety rules set training standards for train dispatchers and signal repairmen

New safety rules set training standards for train dispatchers and signal repairmen

New federal certification rules have been finalized for train dispatchers and signal repairmen will set minimum standards for those jobs to counteract the investor pressure on railroads to continually cut costs while making sure those employees have the skills they need to operate all the high-tech systems on today's trains.

Tuesday, May 21st 2024, 6:25 AM EDT
3 more businesses getting loans from East Palestine Emergency Support Program

3 more businesses getting loans from East Palestine Emergency Support Program

Doss Petroleum, Inc, Brushville Supply, LLC, and Ianazone's Pizza by the Coulter's are receiving loans from the support program.

Wednesday, May 15th 2024, 4:44 PM EDT by Corey Vallas
Focus on Sulphur Run cleanup continues in East Palestine

Focus on Sulphur Run cleanup continues in East Palestine

The Ohio EPA states 177,828 tons of solid waste has shipped out of East Palestine and cleanup efforts chug along. Plus 67,667,871 gallons of wastewater have shipped. As of May 9, the Ohio EPA says 60% of confirmatory sampling work is complete.

Friday, May 10th 2024, 8:32 PM EDT by Erin Simonek
Union Pacific undermined regulators' efforts to assess safety, US agency says

Union Pacific undermined regulators' efforts to assess safety, US agency says

Federal regulators say Union Pacific managers undermined their efforts to assess safety at the railroad by coaching employees on how to respond and suggesting they might be disciplined.

Thursday, May 2nd 2024, 4:22 AM EDT
Investors trying to take control of Norfolk Southern railroad pick up key support

Investors trying to take control of Norfolk Southern railroad pick up key support

The activist investors trying to take control of Norfolk Southern are picking up key support.

Tuesday, April 30th 2024, 4:36 AM EDT
Freight railroads ask courts to throw out new rule requiring two-person crews on trains

Freight railroads ask courts to throw out new rule requiring two-person crews on trains

Four railroads have asked federal appeals courts to throw out a new rule that would require two-person train crews in most circumstances.

Friday, April 12th 2024, 4:43 AM EDT
Expert: More data should have been collected to gauge health impact of East Palestine derailment

Expert: More data should have been collected to gauge health impact of East Palestine derailment

Residents of East Palestine complain there is no air testing being done now and they worry about long-term health effects. 

Wednesday, April 10th 2024, 11:25 PM EDT by Janet Rogers
Attorneys provide updates on $600M East Palestine train derailment lawsuit against Norfolk Southern

Attorneys provide updates on $600M East Palestine train derailment lawsuit against Norfolk Southern

All residents living within 20 miles of the East Palestine derailment who were there when it happened, will have the opportunity to join a class action lawsuit and get a cut of $600 million from Norfolk Southern. In a 20-mile radius, based on census data,

Wednesday, April 10th 2024, 6:50 PM EDT by Madison Tromler
Residents wait for more information on proposed $600M settlement over East Palestine derailment

Residents wait for more information on proposed $600M settlement over East Palestine derailment

A $600 million settlement has been announced in the lawsuit against Norfolk Southern Railroad over the Feb 3, 2023 derailment in East Palestine and its aftermath.

Tuesday, April 9th 2024, 6:59 PM EDT by Mike Gauntner
EPA, ODNR investigate fish kill at East Palestine derailment site

EPA, ODNR investigate fish kill at East Palestine derailment site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is investigating dead fish found in Sulphur Run during routine restoration efforts at the site of the February 3, 2023, derailment in East Palestine.

Monday, April 8th 2024, 6:04 AM EDT by Mike Gauntner
Pennsylvania train crash highlights shortcomings of automated railroad braking system

Pennsylvania train crash highlights shortcomings of automated railroad braking system

The collision of three Norfolk Southern trains in Pennsylvania early this month highlights the shortcomings of the automated braking system that was created to prevent such crashes.

Wednesday, March 27th 2024, 6:17 AM EDT
Buttigieg scolds railroads for not doing more to improve safety since Ohio derailment

Buttigieg scolds railroads for not doing more to improve safety since Ohio derailment

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has reiterated his concerns about railroad safety and scolded the industry for not doing more to improve since last year's fiery Ohio derailment.

Wednesday, March 13th 2024, 6:22 AM EDT
Sen. Sherrod Brown answers to latest E. Palestine derailment efforts and NTSB findings during stop

Sen. Sherrod Brown answers to latest E. Palestine derailment efforts and NTSB findings during stop

As NTSB said scientific evevidence shows the controlled burn may have been the wrong move, 21 News asked Brown and and U.S. EPA Region 5 leaders what more is being done to address long-term health concerns from the plume.

Monday, March 11th 2024, 6:53 PM EDT by Madison Tromler
Norfolk Southern alone should pay for cleanup of Ohio train derailment, judge says

Norfolk Southern alone should pay for cleanup of Ohio train derailment, judge says

A federal judge has ruled that Norfolk Southern alone will be responsible for paying for the cleanup after last year's fiery train derailment in East Palestine.

Friday, March 8th 2024, 4:54 AM EST
Updates on surface water management in East Palestine

Updates on surface water management in East Palestine

This process will begin to take effect sometime in the next two to four weeks and will continue into the summer.

Friday, March 1st 2024, 5:26 PM EST by Anthony Furiga
Meetings on tax filings related to East Palestine train derailment continue this week

Meetings on tax filings related to East Palestine train derailment continue this week

Norfolk Southern has paid more than $21 million to more than 4,500 households in East Palestine for reimbursements and support.
As it stands right now, those payments from Norfolk Southern may be taxable under current law.

Sunday, February 18th 2024, 12:01 PM EST by Corey Vallas
EPA releases update on East Palestine cleanup efforts following visit from President Biden

EPA releases update on East Palestine cleanup efforts following visit from President Biden

The EPA has also posted sheen assessment results and a year-in-review display.

Saturday, February 17th 2024, 12:20 PM EST by Corey Vallas
Nonprofit group voices demands for Biden in wake of his visit to East Palestine

Nonprofit group voices demands for Biden in wake of his visit to East Palestine

River Valley Organizing banded together Friday for the East Palestine Day of Action rally where they voiced four demands for the president.

Friday, February 16th 2024, 1:51 PM EST by Zach Mosca
As Norfolk Southern touts safety pact, union blasts rail industry's lobbying against safety laws

As Norfolk Southern touts safety pact, union blasts rail industry's lobbying against safety laws

On the same day that Norfolk Southern was touting a new partnership with unions to improve rail safety, one of those unions blasted the railroad industry, claiming it is spending millions of dollars to lobby lawmakers to slow down rail safety legislation.

Friday, February 16th 2024, 6:21 AM EST by Mike Gauntner
Sebring Fire Dept. undergo derailment disaster training

Sebring Fire Dept. undergo derailment disaster training

"I don't want to see anybody hurt for lack of knowledge of what was on the train," Springer added.

Monday, February 12th 2024, 10:34 PM EST by Erin Simonek
Indictments allege three stole nearly $49K from Norfolk Southern relocation fund

Indictments allege three stole nearly $49K from Norfolk Southern relocation fund

A grand jury has handed up charges accusing three East Palestine residents of stealing from the fund created by Norfolk Southern Railroad to help relocate victims of the fiery February 3, 2023, derailment, and chemical spill in the village.

Monday, February 12th 2024, 10:43 AM EST by Mike Gauntner
EPA slams reports claiming agency buried info on early dioxin detection after East Palestine derailment

EPA slams reports claiming agency buried info on early dioxin detection after East Palestine derailment

At issue is a February 1, press release from the Government Accountability Project, which bills itself as the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization.

Friday, February 9th 2024, 7:36 AM EST by Mike Gauntner
Reporter accepts $80,000 to settle lawsuit over arrest at DeWine derailment news conference

Reporter accepts $80,000 to settle lawsuit over arrest at DeWine derailment news conference

The settlement includes the dismissal of a civil lawsuit filed by NewsNation reporter Evan Lambert, who claimed his rights were violated during a news conference with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine five days after the derailment.

Thursday, February 8th 2024, 6:11 PM EST by Mike Gauntner
NTSB to return to East Palestine in June for final board meeting on train derailment

NTSB to return to East Palestine in June for final board meeting on train derailment

The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 25 at 9:30 a.m. at East Palestine High School.

Wednesday, February 7th 2024, 2:33 PM EST by Zach Mosca
East Palestine businesses moving forward one year after derailment

East Palestine businesses moving forward one year after derailment

Meredith Lea sits down with Jon Varley of the East Palestine Economic Development Steering Committee for an update on how businesses in the village are continuing recovery.

Saturday, February 3rd 2024, 2:29 AM EST
FULL INTERVIEW: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

FULL INTERVIEW: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

Madison Tromler presses Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on why new rail safety measures remain stalled one year after East Palestine.

Thursday, February 1st 2024, 9:17 AM EST
FULL INTERVIEW: NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy

FULL INTERVIEW: NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy

Madison Tromler travels to Washington, D.C., seeking answers from NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy on why, one year after East Palestine, more progress hasn't been made on rail safety.

Thursday, February 1st 2024, 9:09 AM EST
NTSB chair says Norfolk Southern interfered with derailment probe after botching vent-and-burn call

NTSB chair says Norfolk Southern interfered with derailment probe after botching vent-and-burn call

Eastern Ohio residents will learn more Tuesday about the fiery Norfolk Southern train wreck that derailed their lives when the National Transportation Safety Board holds another hearing in their hometown about the disaster last year.

Tuesday, June 25th 2024, 1:17 AM EDT
Attorney Matt Mangino explains class action suits

Attorney Matt Mangino explains class action suits

Attorney Matt Mangino explains class action lawsuits in light of the $600 million settlement reached after the East Palestine train derailment.

Tuesday, April 9th 2024, 6:28 PM EDT

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Where and how to watch Monday's Total Solar Eclipse

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