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East Palestine Crash Costs Railroad Another $600M

Norfolk Southern makes hefty settlement in class-action lawsuit in 2023 Ohio derailment

(Newser) - Norfolk Southern has agreed to pay $600 million in a class-action lawsuit settlement related to a fiery train derailment in February 2023 in eastern Ohio. The company said Tuesday that the agreement, if approved by the court, will resolve all class-action claims within a 20-mile radius from the derailment and,...

3 Trains Crash in Pennsylvania
3 Trains Crash in Pennsylvania

3 Trains Crash in Pennsylvania

Officials say no injuries were reported

(Newser) - Authorities say three trains were involved in a collision and derailment in eastern Pennsylvania on Saturday morning that caused no reported injuries or evacuations but left railroad cars scattered along a riverbank and at least one partially in the river. Officials in Northampton County said the derailment was reported at...

Biden Gets Tough Reception at Site of 2023 Derailment

In Ohio, president promises continuing federal help

(Newser) - President Biden on Friday surveyed the federal cleanup in East Palestine, Ohio, more than a year after an explosive fire following the derailment of a train loaded with hazardous chemicals, and saw up close the lingering hostility from victims still angry that he waited so long to visit them. Aides...

Residents Can Return Home After Kentucky Derailment

Train company says chemical fire has been extinguished

(Newser) - A chemical fire at a Kentucky train derailment that caused evacuations has been extinguished and people can return to their homes, rail operator CSX said Thursday. CSX spokesperson Bryan Tucker said Thursday afternoon that authorities and CSX officials reviewed air monitoring data and decided it was safe to let displaced...

30 Killed When Express Train Derails in Pakistan

More than 90 others hurt

(Newser) - Ten cars of a passenger train derailed in southern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 30 people and injuring more than 90 others, officials said. Some of the derailed cars on the Hazara Express train overturned in the crash near the town of Nawabshah, senior railway officer Mahmoodur Rehman Lakho said. The...

13 Hurt in New York City Train Derailment

2 of those received serious injuries, but all are expected to recover

(Newser) - Two people were seriously injured and 11 others hurt when a commuter train derailed in New York City on Thursday, officials said. About 100 riders were on the Long Island Rail Road train when it derailed shortly after 11am east of the Jamaica station in Queens, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority...

Amtrak Train With 198 Passengers Derailed

15 were hospitalized, most with minor injuries, after train hit water truck near LA

(Newser) - Three cars of an Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Seattle derailed Wednesday morning after it struck a water truck on the tracks, authorities say. Amtrak says 198 passengers and 13 crew were on the train when it hit the irrigation truck in Moorpark, around 50 miles northwest of...

Dozens Dead, Hundreds Trapped as Indian Trains Derail

Accident happened in Odisha state

(Newser) - Two passenger trains derailed in India on Friday, killing at least 50 people and trapping hundreds of others inside more than a dozen damaged coaches, officials said. About 400 people were injured and taken to hospitals after the accident, which happened nearly 1,000 miles northwest of the capital of...

Train Derails in Montana
Latest Train Derailment
Spilled a Lot of Beer

Latest Train Derailment Spilled a Lot of Beer

Cars in Montana derailment were reportedly carrying Coors Light, Blue Moon

(Newser) - About 25 train cars derailed Sunday in northwestern Montana, with no injuries or evacuations reported, reports the AP . The reason for the lack of evacuations, per USA Today : The cars were either empty or carrying beer, specifically Coors Light and Blue Moon. The cars derailed near the town of Paradise...

Another Train Flies Off the Tracks in Fiery Accident

BNSF train carrying ethanol, corn syrup derails in Raymond, Minnesota; local homes evacuated

(Newser) - A train hauling ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught fire in Minnesota early Thursday, and nearby residents were ordered to evacuate their homes, authorities said. The AP reports that a BNSF train derailed in the town of Raymond, roughly 100 miles west of Minneapolis, at about 1am, according to...

31 Train Cars Derail in North Dakota

Liquid asphalt is leaking, railway officials say

(Newser) - Hazardous materials are leaking after a major train derailment in North Dakota Sunday night, but officials say nobody was injured and there is no danger to the public. Officials say 31 cars of a 70-car Canadian Pacific Railway train came off the tracks near the town of Wyndmere in the...

Train Hauling Corn Syrup Derails in Arizona
Corn Syrup Train
Derails in Arizona

Corn Syrup Train Derails in Arizona

Company says no hazardous materials were involved

(Newser) - Another freight train has derailed, but only health campaigners would consider its cargo hazardous. BNSF Railway said the train that derailed near Topock in western Arizona Wednesday night was carrying corn syrup, reports Reuters . The company said around eight cars derailed at 7:40pm and there were no reports of...

In Ohio, Another Train Derailment
In Ohio, Another
Train Derailment

In Ohio, Another Train Derailment

Officials say this Norfolk Southern train did not have hazardous materials

(Newser) - About 20 cars of a Norfolk Southern cargo train derailed near Springfield, Ohio, Saturday evening, the second derailment of the company's trains in the state in a month, per the AP . But unlike the Feb. 3 derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, a company spokesperson said there were no materials...

'If You Care About Us, Get Our Grandkids Out'

Residents of East Palestine, Ohio, confront official from Norfolk Southern after derailment

(Newser) - On Thursday night, residents of East Palestine, Ohio, were able to confront an official from Norfolk Southern after the derailment that spilled chemicals in their community. While they were able to vent their anger, few seemed to leave the public forum satisfied by the comments of the railroad's Darrell...

Fact-Checkers Say Trump Is Off the Hook in Derailment

There's no sign yet that deregulation played any role in Ohio disaster

(Newser) - In the partisan back-and-forth over the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, Democrats have pointed to deregulation of the rail industry during Donald Trump's presidency. But while Trump did roll back plenty of regulations, none of the changes "at this point can be cited as contributing to...

EPA Argues Study Finding on Derailment's Air Pollution Risks

Government pauses shipments of contaminated waste from site

(Newser) - People living near the site of the train derailment in Ohio could face lasting health risks from air pollutants, an analysis at odds with reassurances from government officials shows. Texas A&M University researchers examined Environmental Protection Agency data, the Washington Post reports, finding nine pollutants at problematic levels. Residents...

East Palestine Derailment Killed Almost 45K Fish, Animals

Only aquatic species were affected, state agency says

(Newser) - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says no land animals died in the Feb. 3 derailment of a train carrying toxic chemical in East Palestine—but it was a different story in the local waterways, where almost 45,000 fish and animals died. Officials said Thursday that an estimated 38,...

Train Crew Got Alert About Trouble Too Late to Stop

NTSB report says an overheated wheel bearing appears to have cause the wreck in Ohio

(Newser) - The crew of the freight train that derailed in Ohio and caused a chemical mess was trying to slow the train down just before it derailed, say federal investigators. They had received an alert about an overheated wheel bearing and applied the brakes, but it was too late to ward...

Trump Visits East Palestine
Trump Visits East Palestine

Trump Visits East Palestine

Candidate says residents were met with 'betrayal' after derailment

(Newser) - This story has been updated with details of Trump's visit. Former President Trump traveled to East Palestine, Ohio, on Wednesday amid growing Republican criticism of the current president for not touring the site of the Feb. 3 derailment of a train carrying hazardous materials. "You have people in...

Buttigieg Addresses Criticism of His Derailment Reaction

Transportation secretary says he 'could have spoken sooner'

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg's reaction to the disastrous Ohio train derailment was controversial not because of what he said, but because of the fact that he didn't say anything at all for 10 days. On Tuesday, the transportation secretary acknowledged to CBS News that was a mistake. "I was...

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