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Norfolk Southern Sued by Ohio AG for ‘Glaring Negligence’ Following Train Derailment

Ohio is suing Norfolk Southern in federal court for “recklessly endangering” the health of residents in East Palestine, Ohio, and the surrounding area after a train derailment in the state last month sparked a public health and environmental emergency.

The suit filed in federal court by Attorney General Dave Yost (R) on Tuesday includes 58 complaints against Norfolk Southern, seeking to hold the rail company financially responsible for the derailment, looking to recover “lost taxes and other economic losses (Ohio) has suffered.”

“Ohio shouldn’t have to bear the tremendous financial burden of Norfolk Southern’s glaring negligence,” Yost said in a statement. “The fallout from this highly preventable incident may continue for years to come, and there’s still so much we don’t know about the long-term effects on our air, water and soil.”

Read the source article at thehill.com

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