On Tuesday, Republican Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost reportedly filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern in relation to a train crash that resulted in a significant chemical spill, prompting homeowners to be concerned about the safety of their neighborhood.
According to the wording of the case, which is 106 pages long, the plaintiff, Norfolk Southern, is seeking to hold the company responsible for bearing all financial expenditures involved with the incident that occurred on February 3, which resulted in dangerous substances contaminating the air and water.
In the case, Norfolk Southern is accused of breaking 58 different environmental regulations, including state rules governing hazardous waste, water pollution control, solid waste, and air pollution control.
These laws are included among the federal and state environmental statutes that are being violated.
The lawsuit, which addresses alleged damages to the state, its economy, and its natural resources, adds to the railway’s legal woes in the wake of the train derailment and subsequent release of toxic chemicals, which the complaint says included more than one million gallons of hazardous materials.
The lawsuit also adds to the railway’s legal woes in the wake of the train derailment and subsequent release of toxic chemicals.
The lawsuit puts more pressure on Norfolk Southern and may provide a legal avenue to remedy the long-term effects of chemicals that were spilled and burnt in East Palestine.
The lawsuit requests, among other things, that the court order the firm to pay for future environmental monitoring and to refund the state for expenditures related with its response and for cleanup.