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The true dangers of long trains

BY: - April 7, 2023

By Dan Schwartz and Topher Sanders, ProPublica, with additional reporting by Gabriel Sandoval and Danelle Morton, graphics by Haisam Hussein This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Just before 5 a.m., Harry […]

Ohio Attorney General Yost sues Norfolk Southern over East Palestine train derailment

BY: - March 15, 2023

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a 58-count civil lawsuit in federal court Tuesday seeking to hold Norfolk Southern financially responsible for the Feb. 3 train derailment in East Palestine that caused the release of over 1 million gallons of hazardous chemicals, “recklessly endangering” both the health of area residents and Ohio’s natural resources, a news […]

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Railroad workers warned us: Greed is dangerous

BY: - February 27, 2023

The toxic clouds that billowed up from a derailed freight train in Ohio this February are a chilling metaphor for the toxic greed that has infected so many of our big corporations. After having to evacuate, residents of East Palestine, Ohio are cautiously going back home, but they still don’t know the full extent of […]

A Norfolk Southern policy lets officials order crews to ignore safety alerts

BY: and - February 24, 2023

This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Norfolk Southern allows a monitoring team to instruct crews to ignore alerts from train track sensors designed to flag potential mechanical problems. ProPublica learned of […]