Norfolk Southern's Derailment Cleanup Costs Surge to $803 Million

The cleanup costs for Norfolk Southern's Ohio derailment have surged to $803 million, with additional expenses still under negotiation.

Norfolk Southern's Derailment Cleanup Costs Surge to $803 Million
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The cleanup costs following Norfolk Southern’s disastrous derailment in Ohio have more than doubled, totaling $803 million. The high expenses are due to the cleanup of released hazardous chemicals, legal fees, and assistance provided to the local community. Notably, the final amount is yet to be determined as negotiations for long-term health effects, home value decline, and water issues are ongoing. Meanwhile, the company expects to recoup some costs through insurance and lawsuits against other implicated parties.

Source: Transport Topics

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