Norfolk-Southern Pledges Millions To Pennsylvania After Derailment

Norfolk Southern has pledged several million dollars to cover the cost of the response and recovery in Pennsylvania after the Feb. 3 derailment of a train carrying toxic chemicals just across the state's Ohio border.

  • The announcement was made by Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro after meeting with Norfolk Southern’s CEO.
  • The Shapiro administration says the governor demanded the rail company cover all of the costs incurred by state agencies and local fire departments that responded to the derailment and establish a $1 million community relief fund for businesses and residents who lost revenue as a result of the incident.
  • “Norfolk Southern’s train derailment has hurt communities in western Pennsylvania, and to make matters worse, the company’s disregard for crisis management best practices injected unnecessary risk into the situation and created confusion for residents and first responders,” Shapiro said.