Ohio sues Norfolk Southern over Feb. 3 train derailment

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By David Shepardson (Reuters) -The state of Ohio sued Norfolk Southern Tuesday over the Feb. 3 derailment of a freight train that released over a million gallons of hazardous materials and pollutants into the environment around the town of East Palestine. “This derailment was entirely avoidable,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said at a press conference, adding he was seeking compensation for damages to the state’s environment, economy and residents. Ohio’s suit filed in U.S. District Court said the derailment resulted in the release of over one million gallons of hazardous materials and othe…

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