About 20 cars of the Norfolk Southern freight train derailed near Springfield on Saturday night. Ohio In a month, officials said.
However, unlike the Feb. 3 derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, a company spokesperson said there were no hazardous materials on the train. columbus dispatch report.
The East Palestinian accident has caused major environmental problems, sparking outrage against railroad companies across the United States, and many residents perceive the government’s response to be lackluster.
The latest train without passengers derailed around 5 p.m. Saturday on State Route 41 near the Clark County fairgrounds, Dispatch reported. Springfield is about 46 miles (74 km) west of the state capital of Columbus, Ohio.
A spokesman for Norfolk Southern said 20 of the 212-car train derailed while heading south.
Sean Heaton told Springfield News-Sun I caught a video of the beginning of the derailment because I was waiting for the train to pass at the intersection.
“I was right there, playing on my phone, and I heard a loud bang. I heard a loud bang and we started recording,” said Heaton. “When I heard the bang, all sorts of debris and metal started popping out from under the car.
The Clark County Emergency Management Agency has asked residents within 1,000 feet of the derailment to evacuate, but said it has not issued a formal evacuation order.
February 3rd, 38 Norfolk Southern freight train Several carriages of a train carrying hazardous materials were destroyed in a derailment in East Palestine in northeastern Ohio near Pennsylvania.
No one was injured, but nearby areas in both states were endangered. The crash displaced about half of the town’s 5,000 residents, sparking an ongoing multigovernmental emergency response and lingering worry Among villagers of long-term health effects.
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