Buttigieg warns Norfolk Southern to support Ohio community – News-Herald


A tanker truck sits in a trailer in East Palestine, Ohio, Wednesday, February 15, 2023, as part of a southern Norfolk freight train derailed more than a week ago continues to be cleaned up. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Josh Bork

WASHINGTON—Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg sent a letter to the CEO of Norfolk Southern on Sunday, warning that the freight rail company “must show clear support to the people” of East Palestine, Ohio and the surrounding areas. . Chemicals and number of residents expressing health concerns.

“Norfolk Southern must live up to its promise to keep its people healthy, and its obligation to do whatever it takes to stop endangering communities like East Palestine. No,” Buttigieg wrote. “Now is the right time for Norfolk Southern to demonstrate leadership in the rail industry and shift its focus to support, not undermine, efforts to raise the bar on rail safety regulations in the United States. .”

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