March 23, 2023

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During East Palestine cleanup, railcars with loose wheels discovered, Norfolk Southern says

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Norfolk Southern — the railway company whose train derailed last month in East Palestine, Ohio, contaminating the surrounding area with toxic chemicals — announced Thursday night that it had determined that some of its railcars, of a specific make and model, had loose wheels.

During its cleanup of the derailment site, Norfolk Southern investigators discovered that a “specific model and series of railcars had loose wheels,” the company said in a news release Thursday night, calling the discovery “an urgent safety issue.”

The wheels came from “a series of recently acquired cars from a specific manufacturer,” Norfolk Southern said.

Norfolk Southern did not identify the manufacturer, or say if or how many of the…

2023-03-09 21:44:30

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