Ohio Sues Rail Company Over Toxic Derailment

The Washington Post reports:

Ohio is suing Norfolk Southern after one of the railroad’s trains that was carrying toxic chemicals derailed, leading to an environmental disaster. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R) announced the lawsuit in a news conference Tuesday afternoon. A Norfolk Southern train was carrying hazardous chemicals such as vinyl chloride and butyl acrylate when it derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 3. The cars caught fire and surrounding residents were forced to evacuate. Authorities released a toxic plume of chemicals three days later to avoid a potential explosion.

Read the full article. Yost last appeared here in July 2022 when he called reports of an Ohio ten-year-old rape victim fake news. He later admitted that the rape actually happened.