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1 month ago

Whistleblower claims EPA wasted critical time after devastating Ohio train derailment

Whistleblower claims EPA wasted critical time after devastating Ohio train derailment.
1 month ago
A view of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters, March 16, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
2 months ago

Norfolk Southern agrees to massive settlement in East Palestine train derailment

Norfolk Southern has agreed to a $600 million settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit related to the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, in February 2023.
2 months ago
Portions of a Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed the night before burn in East Palestine, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2023.
2 months ago

Norfolk Southern agrees to $600 million settlement in East Palestine train derailment

Norfolk Southern has agreed to a $600 million settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit related to the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, in February 2023.
2 months ago
Norfolk Southern has agreed to a $600 million settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit related to the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, in February 2023.
4 months ago

Biden visits East Palestine a year after toxic train derailment

President Joe Biden visited East Palestine, Ohio, on Friday to mark one year since a train derailment spilled hazardous materials and toxins into the environment.
4 months ago
President Joe Biden talks with East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway as Environmental Protection Agency administrator Michael Regan and fire chief Keith Drawback, left, listen, during a tour of the East Palestine Recovery Site, Feb. 16, 2024, in East Palestine, Ohio.
4 months ago

Toxic train derailment 1 year later

One year after the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, some residents are still afraid to return home as they are skeptical of officials deeming tap water safe.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Toxic train derailment 1 year later
5 months ago

East Palestine, Ohio, health issue persists one year after train derailment

It's been a year since that toxic train derailment and some residents are still reporting health problems.
5 months ago
VIDEO: East Palestine, Ohio, health issue persists one year after train derailment
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Residents still displaced 1 year since the toxic train derailment in East Palestine

One year after a freight train derailed and spilled toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio, affected residents said they are still afraid for their safety.
5 months ago
Ashley McCollum speaks with ABC News' Alex Presha.
5 months ago

Toxic train derailment: 1 year later

ABC News’ Alex Presha returns to East Palestine, Ohio, where some residents are hesitant to return to their homes 12 months after the disaster.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Toxic train derailment: 1 year later
9 months ago

New body camera footage shows East Palestine train derailment evacuation efforts

New body camera footage has shown the evacuation efforts following the East Palestine toxic train derailment.
9 months ago
A black plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of a controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern trains, Feb. 6, 2023.
1 year ago

New details in Ohio toxic train disaster

An NTSB hearing has revealed that an engineer had concerns about the train’s size before its derailment. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii explains.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  New details in Ohio toxic train disaster
1 year ago

NTSB holds 2-day hearing on East Palestine toxic train derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board will start taking sworn testimony Thursday as part of its probe into the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
1 year ago
Portions of a Norfolk and Southern freight train that derailed the night before in East Palestine, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2023.
1 year ago

Pennsylvania school district sues Norfolk Southern over train derailment

Pennsylvania's Blackhawk School District sued Norfolk Southern over the East Palestine train derailment, alleging negligence.
1 year ago
A plume of smoke rises from a Norfolk Southern train that derailed Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio are still on fire at mid-day, Feb. 4, 2023.
1 year ago

Inside first responder hazmat training being embraced after East Palestine derailment

Since the East Palestine derailment, legislators and railroad leaders have emphasized the need for more hazmat training among local emergency responders
1 year ago
Portions of a Norfolk and Southern freight train that derailed in East Palestine, Ohio are still on fire, Feb. 4, 2023.
1 year ago

Norfolk Southern to compensate Ohio homeowners affected by toxic train derailment

The company told the U.S. Senate it will establish a fund for homes within a five-mile radius of the February derailment in East Palestine to pay for declines in property values after the spill.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Norfolk Southern to compensate Ohio homeowners affected by toxic train derailment
1 year ago

Possible health impacts following the toxic train derailment in Ohio

Members of a CDC team are experiencing symptoms after investigating the East Palestine train derailment, raising new questions about air quality.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Possible health impacts following the toxic train derailment in Ohio
1 year ago

CDC team investigating Ohio derailment reports sickness

The CDC said multiple investigators in East Palestine, Ohio, fell ill while studying possible health impacts from the train derailment last month.
1 year ago
VIDEO: CDC team investigating Ohio derailment reports sickness
1 year ago

CDC team fell ill while studying health impacts of Ohio train derailment

Members of a CDC investigative team studying the health effects of the Ohio train derailment briefly became ill with symptoms including headache and nausea.
1 year ago
Portions of a Norfolk and Southern freight train that derailed the night before in East Palestine, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2023.
1 year ago

DOJ files civil suit against Norfolk Southern for train derailment

The lawsuit is seeking relief and monetary penalties for each day it violated clean water laws in East Palestine, Ohio.
1 year ago
The lawsuit is seeking relief and monetary penalties for each day it violated clean water laws in East Palestine, Ohio.
1 year ago

DOJ sues Norfolk Southern for Ohio derailment

The DOJ is seeking fines for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act from Norfolk Southern in the East Palestine, Ohio derailment.
1 year ago
This video screenshot released by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows the site of a derailed freight train in East Palestine, Ohio, Feb. 15, 2023.
1 year ago

East Palestine mother: 'My 7-year-old has asked me if he is going to die'

East Palestine, Ohio, resident Misti Allison testified to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation about the toxic train derailment
1 year ago
Alan Shaw, CEO of Norfolk Southern, testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Mar. 22, 2023, in Washington.
1 year ago

Senate Democrats propose first responders' aid fund for train derailments

Sen. Bob Casey’s bill, set to be introduced Thursday, would create a new fund which would be used to reimburse emergency responders
1 year ago
A plume of smoke rises from a Norfolk Southern train that derailed Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio are still on fire at mid-day, Feb. 4, 2023.
1 year ago

Derailed train in Arizona carried corn syrup, not hazardous materials feared

Eight freight rail cars carrying corn syrup derailed near Topock, Arizona on Wednesday evening, according to BNSF Railway, not hazardous materials.
1 year ago
A BNSF train carrying corn syrup derailed near Topock, Arizona, near the state’s border with California as multiple law enforcement offices responded to the scene which was was under a tornado warning earlier on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
1 year ago

Ohio announces lawsuit against Norfolk Southern in wake of train derailment

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said the state filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Norfolk Southern over last month's toxic train derailment in East Palestine.
1 year ago
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said the state filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Norfolk Southern over last month's toxic train derailment in East Palestine.
1 year ago

Ohio sues Norfolk Southern over East Palestine toxic train derailment

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said the state filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Norfolk Southern over last month's toxic train derailment in East Palestine.
1 year ago
This video screenshot released by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows the site of a derailed freight train in East Palestine, Ohio, Feb. 15, 2023.
1 year ago

Key events in East Palestine hazardous train derailment

Here's a look at what's unfolded so far since a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed on Feb. 3 near East Palestine, Ohio.
1 year ago
Workers and damaged tank cars during cleanup in the aftermath of a Norfolk Southern freight train derailment that has created concern by residents over the release of toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio, Feb. 18, 2023.
1 year ago

Norfolk Southern's new safety rules slammed

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board criticized embattled train operator Norfolk Southern's new safety goals amid a series of train derailments in recent weeks.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Norfolk Southern's new safety rules slammed
1 year ago

New Norfolk Southern safety measures ‘not robust enough’: Jennifer Homendy

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy on “This Week.”
1 year ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Jennifer Homendy
1 year ago

New alert about 'defective' wheels that could cause train derailments

The Association of American Railroads said defective wheels were involved in the Norfolk Southern train crash in Springfield, Ohio, on Sunday.
1 year ago
VIDEO: New alert about 'defective' wheels that could cause train derailments
1 year ago

What Norfolk Southern's CEO did and didn't commit to during his Senate grilling

Shaw declined to directly answer what Norfolk Southern would specifically do for affected families in Thursday's congressional testimony.
1 year ago
Norfolk Southern Corporation President and CEO, Alan Shaw, testifies before a US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing on the environmental and public health threats from the Norfolk Southern Feb. 3 train derailment, on March 9, 2023, in Washington, DC.
1 year ago

Defective, loose wheels risking derailment discovered on Norfolk Southern rail cars

A series of rail cars that Norfolk Southern recently put into service have been discovered to have defective, loose wheels.
1 year ago
A series of rail cars that Norfolk Southern recently put into service have been discovered to have defective, loose wheels.
1 year ago

Norfolk Southern CEO faces Senate grilling over Ohio toxic train derailment

Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Smith is slated to testify Thursday before a Senate Committee in Washington in the wake of the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
1 year ago
Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw testifies before a US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing on the environmental and public health threats from the Norfolk Southern February 3 train derailment, on March 9, 2023, in Washington, DC.
1 year ago

Norfolk Southern CEO grilled over toxic derailment

Alan Shaw testified before lawmakers on Capitol Hill and told East Palestine, Ohio residents he was deeply sorry for the derailment.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Norfolk Southern CEO grilled over toxic derailment
1 year ago

Senate grills Norfolk Southern CEO on toxic train derailment

ABC News’ Jay O’Brien reports on Capitol Hill testimony from Norfolk Southern’s CEO following multiple train derailments and provides updates on Sen. Mitch McConnell's health.
1 year ago
Senate grills Norfolk Southern CEO on toxic train derailment
1 year ago

Norfolk Southern CEO faces Senate over Ohio train derailment

CEO Alan Shaw apologized to residents of East Palestine, Ohio, and promised to "make this right."
1 year ago
CEO Alan Shaw apologized to residents of East Palestine, Ohio, and promised to "make this right."
1 year ago

Norfolk Southern CEO grilled on toxic train derailment

ABC News’ Jay O’Brien and Gio Benitez report on Norfolk Southern CEO's Capitol Hill testimony and former NTSB chief Jim Hall breaks down why the nation’s rail system is facing problems.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Norfolk Southern CEO grilled on toxic train derailment
1 year ago

Norfolk Southern CEO: The safety mechanisms in place were not enough

Norfolk Southern Railway CEO Alan Shaw testifies before Congress on recent rail derailments.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Norfolk Southern CEO: The safety mechanisms in place were not enough
1 year ago

Feds investigating previously unreported incident with Norfolk Southern

The investigation comes as the CEO testifies before Congress about other derailments in February.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Feds investigating previously unreported incident with Norfolk Southern
1 year ago

Investigators probing newly revealed Norfolk Southern incident

As Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw is set to testify before Congress, officials are looking into the company’s handling of a separate incident on Feb. 27.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Investigators probing newly revealed Norfolk Southern incident
1 year ago

Feds looking into Norfolk Southern's handling of additional reported hazmat concern

Federal regulators are looking into Norfolk Southern's handling of an additional reported hazmat concern, just weeks after the derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
1 year ago
Workers continue to clean up remaining tank cars, Feb. 21, 2023, in East Palestine, Ohio, following the Feb. 3, Norfolk Southern freight train derailment.
1 year ago

NTSB on East Palestine toxic train derailment: '100% preventable'

U.S. safety investigators released a preliminary report into the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio.
1 year ago
In this photo taken with a drone, portions of a Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed the previous night in East Palestine, Ohio, remain on fire at mid-day on Feb. 4, 2023.
1 year ago

Investigators probe another Ohio train derailment

NTSB investigators are on the ground of another Norfolk Southern derailment in Ohio that took place over the weekend.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Investigators probe another Ohio train derailment
1 year ago

2nd Norfolk Southern train derails in Ohio

Four of the 28 cars of a Norfolk Southern train that derailed Saturday near Springfield, Ohio, were empty at the time of the accident, according to officials.
1 year ago
A view shows the moment in which a train derailed, in Springfield, Ohio, March 4, 2023 in this screen grab taken from a social media video.
1 year ago

Another Norfolk Southern train derails in Ohio

ABC News’ Alex Presha reports from Springfield, Ohio, after a Norfolk Southern train derailed there. It marks the second time one of the freight carrier’s trains has derailed in the state in a month.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Another Norfolk Southern train derails in Ohio
1 year ago

2nd Norfolk Southern train accident reported in Ohio

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown speaks with "GMA3" after another Norfolk Southern train derails in Ohio one month after the first derailment caused a toxic chemical spill in East Palestine.
1 year ago
VIDEO: 2nd Norfolk Southern train accident reported in Ohio
1 year ago

Officials confirm no hazardous materials involved in 2nd train derailment

Officials from Ohio and Norfolk Southern deliver remarks on another train derailment, the second such incident in just over a month.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Officials confirm no hazardous materials involved in 2nd train derailment
1 year ago

Officials say no hazardous materials involved in 2nd train derailment in Ohio

This comes after Norfolk Southern has announced it is removing 2,000 feet of tracks in East Palestine, Ohio, to remove contaminated soil from the February derailment.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Officials say no hazardous materials involved in 2nd train derailment in Ohio
1 year ago

Norfolk Southern unveils safety plan after Ohio train derailment

The announcement came as the Atlanta-based rail operator faced scathing criticism and scrutiny.
1 year ago
A plume rises from a Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2023.
1 year ago

2nd Norfolk Southern train derails in Ohio

No hazardous materials were involved after a Norfolk Southern train derailed Saturday near Springfield, Ohio, officials said, the second such incident in just over a month.
1 year ago
VIDEO: 2nd Norfolk Southern train derails in Ohio
1 year ago

Ohio train derailment investigations

Norfolk Southern is facing more scrutiny over safety after another freight train derailed over the weekend. ABC News’ Liz Nagy has details.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Ohio train derailment investigations
1 year ago

Another Norfolk Southern train derails in Springfield, Ohio

Twenty-eight cars from a massive 212 car train derailed, including four empty tankers with residual amounts of diesel exhaust fluid and common industrial products.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Another Norfolk Southern train derails in Springfield, Ohio