Norfolk Southern To Pay For Temporary Relocation During Soil Cleanup

"Norfolk Southern Railway will pay for temporary relocation for people who live within a mile of the site of a train derailment that spilled hazardous chemicals, amid ongoing cleanup efforts.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in a Sunday update that the company will provide “additional financial assistance” to affected residents of East Palestine, Ohio, which may include “temporary lodging, travel, food, clothing, and other necessities.”

The update comes as “some residents close to the derailment site may notice additional odors” while work is being done on the soil there. The EPA also said that the financial assistance is coming at its request."

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill March 6, 2023.


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Source: The Hill, 03/07/2023