Judge: Norfolk Southern Must Foot Bill for Cleanup

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Norfolk Southern will have to foot the East Palestine bill alone.

That’s the ruling from a federal judge who tossed out the railroad’s claim that the companies that made the spilled chemicals and others that owned tank cars should also be liable for cleanup costs from last February’s derailment.

The judge says Norfolk Southern did not show that the derailment was caused by anything those other companies did.

Cleanup has cost $1.1 billion, so far.