East Palestine, Ohio (WKBN) — On Monday, Norfolk Southern released an update on its support for villages in East Palestine. Visit of CEO Alan Shaw Saturday.
Over the weekend, Norfolk Southern website Provides up-to-date information on environmental cleanup, services available at assistance centers, and answers to frequently asked questions for members of the Eastern Palestinian community and the general public.
Regarding environmental remediation, the company says it has evacuated 15,000 pounds and 1.1 million gallons of water from the derailment site for “transportation to landfills and disposal facilities designed to safely receive it in accordance with state and federal regulations.” increase.
Norfolk Southern also says it is installing pumps to reroute the Sulfur Run around the derailment site, damming the affected part of the creek and treating the water with carbon filters. The railcar will remain on site until the National Transportation Safety Board completes its investigation, after which it will be scrapped.
Norfolk Southern said in a release that the company has spent more than $5.6 million on mitigation efforts, including:
- $3.4 million in direct financial support to families
- $1 Million Community Support Fund
- $1 million budget for new community liaisons
- $220,000 reimbursement to fund new equipment for first responders
The company also announced that one of its railroad workers in East Palestine will act as a liaison for the new community. That person will work directly with CEO Alan Shaw to address community concerns.
If you need rail assistance, the Family Assistance Center is still available in New Waterford.
https://www.wkbn.com/news/local-news/east-palestine-train-derailment/norfolk-southern-5-6-million-spent-on-east-palestine-recovery-efforts/ $5.6 million spent on restoration work in East Palestine, Ohio