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Department of Justice sues Norfolk Southern following train derailment

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The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern Railway Company and Norfolk Southern Corporation following the Feb. 3 trail derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

The complaint was filed late Thursday on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and in coordination with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio.

It is seeking injunctive relief, cost recovery, and civil penalties for unlawful discharges of pollutants and oil or hazardous substances under the Clean Water Act.

Department of Justice sues Norfolk Southern following train derailment