Ohio companies will now perform all clean-up work done in East Palestine
NILES, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced Wednesday it is now a federal mandate that Ohio companies take care of any and all work done in East Palestine. where clean-up continues following the Feb. 3 toxic Norfolk-Southern train derailment.
Yost said this includes any future Norfolk-Southern projects in East Palestine.
On March 14, Yost announced the state filed a lawsuit against Norfolk-Southern for the train derailment.
Several days after the derailment, there was a controlled explosion of the five railroad cars carrying the chemical vinyl chloride.
The explosion caused a huge chemical plume and the chemicals were then directed into a ditch.
Overall, the lawsuit said the violations resulted in an untold volume of hazardous pollutants being released into the air, water and ground, posing substantial, long-term threats to human health and the environment.
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