Nearly three months after a fiery Norfolk Southern train derailment blackened the skies and sent families fleeing, residents are unsure how to move on.
The disaster response has not only been flawed — it is one big conflict of interest.
Ohio has filed a lawsuit against railroad Norfolk Southern to make sure it pays for the cleanup and environmental damage caused by a fiery train derailment last month.
The company and local officials said there was no threat to the public following the derailment.
Norfolk Southern's CEO insisted his company will improve safety and "do what's right" after the disastrous train derailment in Ohio, but outlined few specifics.
The troubled railroad's corporate PAC has donated to more than half of the members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
The probe targets a series of accidents, including the derailment in East Palestine and a conductor's death on Tuesday.
A Norfolk Southern cargo train derailed between Dayton and Columbus, the second derailment of a company train in the state in a month.
The derailment comes just over a month after a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio.
Experts say the railroad, which has already weakened public trust by funding flawed water sampling in Ohio, shouldn’t be in charge of testing for dioxins.