Norfolk Southern Railway CEO Alan Shaw published a letter Thursday that read, “We will not walk away, East Palestine.”
But already, officials from Norfolk Southern ditched a meeting last night with worried East Palestine, Ohio, residents who were only searching for answers after a freight train with 150 cars (20 of which were carrying hazardous materials) derailed in the small town, resulting in a chemical disaster.
East Palestine Ohio mayor Trent Conaway is furious the community came out for a town hall and the railroad refused to show up Norfolk Southern didn’t have the nerve to address the town. pic.twitter.com/HSysWKt8mj
— 🥀_Imposter_ (@Imposter_Edits) February 16, 2023
Norfolk Southern is not off to a great start. There are increasing reports that residents are experiencing short-term health impacts after the derailment and controlled burn of toxic chemical vinyl chloride. Residents as far away as Pittsburgh are wondering about potential health impacts, according to local media, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
DeWine says they relied on models to determine possible fallout. What could possible go wrong… https://t.co/XTmwnAYw6B
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) February 15, 2023