Justice Department Sues Norfolk Southern Over Ohio Derailment

  • The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern Railway Company on Thursday following last month’s disastrous derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
  • Court documents reveal the civil suit on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking damages for alleged violations to the Clean Water Act due to the pollutants released in the aftermath of the Feb. 3 derailment.
  • Included in the filing is an aerial photograph provided by Norfolk Southern, which shows the derailed train cars and labels the substances contained in each.
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