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The firm at the heart of a Ohio train derailment and chemical spill will pay $310m (243m) in a settlement to the US government. Norfolk Southern will pay $235m to cover the cost of cleaning up contaminated air, water and soil in East Palestine.



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NTSB accident report is supposed to be out next month.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2024-05-23 09:47 PM | Reply

If Fat Donnie Loser was "president" they would have paid him directly, in cash.

------- fat ------.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-05-23 10:31 PM | Reply

This is just a business expense to them.

Meanwhile people that live there are going to get sick and die for decades from this.

Jail time is needed for executives. Loss of freedom is the only punishment that will make them operate ethically.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-05-24 10:52 AM | Reply

Homes in East Palestine were already cheap, now they're practically worthless.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-05-24 12:25 PM | Reply

The fine needs to be confiscation and nationalization of the track.

Freight railroads should not be allowed to own or control a single inch of track. It should be a public resource just like the highways.

#5 | Posted by DarkVader at 2024-05-24 10:48 PM | Reply

Is that all?

#6 | Posted by jw2 at 2024-05-25 08:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Bring back the caboose. Shorter trains too. Also a list to the epa of what is on each train. .... Nah, just keep crashing everyday and ruin town after town.

#7 | Posted by Brennnn at 2024-05-25 02:06 PM | Reply

"This is just a business expense to them."

Fines are cheaper than fixing the problems.


#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-05-26 01:15 PM | Reply

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