Norfolk Southern to Hire Ohio Businesses for Derailment Cleanup

NILES, Ohio – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced that his office and Norfolk Southern have reached an agreement that stipulates the railroad company exclusively use Ohio-based businesses to clean up the site of a fiery train derailment last month in East Palestine.

Yost reiterated that Norfolk Southern is under a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency order to unilaterally clean the site, forcing them to spend “tens of millions of dollars” to bring the area into compliance.

“Since the accident did happen, I am excited that it is Ohio businesses and businesses right here in the valley that are going to benefit from the money that has to be spent on the cleanup and remediation from this accident,” Yost said.

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