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Ohio AG Dave Yost Sues Norfolk Southern

The suit charges the East Palestine train derailment was ‘entirely avoidable’

Today, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced the state has filed a 58-count civil lawsuit in federal court against Norfolk Southern over the train derailment in East Palestine last month.

Yost said he is seeking to hold the company financially responsible for the Feb. 3 incident that caused the release of over 1 million gallons of hazardous chemicals, “recklessly endangering” the health of residents and Ohio’s natural resources.

"Ohio shouldn't have to bear the tremendous financial burden of Norfolk Southern's glaring negligence," Yost said. "The fallout from this highly preventable incident may continue for years to come, and there's still so much we don’t know about the long-term effects on our air, water and soil."

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