NTSB to propose safety changes after 2023 Ohio train derailment


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Transportation Safety Board opened a meeting Tuesday to determine the probable cause of a February 2023 Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio and make recommendations to boost rail safety.

The derailment forced residents to temporarily abandon their homes after the train caught fire and released over a million gallons of hazardous materials and pollutants near the state’s border with Pennsylvania. Last month, Norfolk Southern agreed to pay a $15 million civil penalty and $57.1 million in past government cleanup costs, as well as millions in future costs to resolve a U.S. government lawsuit.

(Reporting by David Shepardson)

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