Early last month, a freight train with toxic chemicals on board derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. A fire broke out, dark clouds of smoke hung over the city and thousands of residents were evacuated. A few days later, the chemical landing of five wagons was burned to prevent explosions.
In the city, many people have been concerned about their health ever since, as shown in this video:
With the indictment, the state of Ohio wants to ensure that all damage can be recovered from carrier Norfolk Southern. “We don’t have to bear the huge financial burden of their negligence,” an Ohio prosecutor told The Washington Post.
Effects on air, water and soil
“The consequences of this accident may not become apparent for years, there is still so much we do not know about the effects of the disaster on our air, water and soil,” the state says. Initially, the compensation is $ 75,000, but it is certain that Ohio has already spent much more in the aftermath of the disaster.
A spokesman for Norfolk Southern said in a statement that the company has “made every effort to make amends with the people of East Palestine since the derailment.” And is the disaster really that bad or are residents over-concerned? In this article last month we explained everything we know so far.
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