Fire Departments and First Responders in Pennsylvania have been repaid $1 million by Norfolk Southern, so far.

That's according to the Office of Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro. Shapiro says he is continuing to monitor the rail company's compliance with his demands for accountability.

Several Western PA counties were impacted by the February 3rd train derailment in East Palestine. This first million dollars received will go toward reimbursing first responders for equipment damaged while responding to the derailment and the controlled burn that followed.

"Norfolk Southern's train derailment hurt communities in Western Pennsylvania, put our first responders at risk, and has taken up immense local and state resources," said Governor Shapiro. "Norfolk Southern must do better, and the entire cost of this derailment and its impact on the Commonwealth must be picked up by them, not the people of Pennsylvania.

"This critical funding will help make fire departments and first responders whole," he added. "My Administration will continue to hold Norfolk Southern accountable for any and all impacts on our Commonwealth."

Shapiro says in addition to fighting for reimbursements for first responders, he is looking out for those Pennsylvania residents who incurred losses as a result of the derailment.

Residents of Darlington Township, just over the border from East Palestine, were reimbursed by Norfolk Southern for 20 dozen eggs that were unable to be used or sold following the derailment.

Pennsylvania residents who wish to apply for reimbursements from the rail company should click here to learn how to apply.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health are continuing to assess chemical exposures among residents and first responders in the commonwealth.

Meanwhile, the PA Department of Environmental Protection continues to conduct water and soil sampling within a two mile radius of the development. Residents who live outside of that 2-mile radius can request testing by calling 412-442-4000.

Farmers and producers with questions or concerns about the effects of the derailment can contact the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at 855-777-6735.

Information about all other resource available to Pennsylvania residents can be found Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's Train Derailment Dashboard, or by clicking here.