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EPA Approves Project Navigator, Ltd. as Norfolk Southern’s Project Coordinator in the latest settlement regarding the February 3, 2013 derailment in East Palestine, Ohio

Norfolk Southern Corporation has reached an agreement on a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to resolve all their claims and investigations arising from the derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

EPA approved Project Navigator, Ltd. as the Settling Defendants’ Project Coordinator and ARCADIS U.S. Inc. as Settling Defendants’ Supervising Contractor. The Project Coordinator is responsible for administration of all actions by Settling Defendants required as the Work by this Consent Decree. (see Section VIII, para 27, p22/101)

As detailed by the DOJ and EPA in the consent decree, Norfolk Southern has developed, coordinated, and performed one of the most comprehensive incident responses in recent history. At the core of that response are significant investments that have been realized to date, including:

  • Approximately $780 million in environmental response and remediation costs.
  • A recently announced $600 million class action settlement, which along with the community health program under the consent decree with DOJ and EPA, fulfills Norfolk Southern’s promise to address long-term healthcare for residents of East Palestine and surrounding areas.
  • Direct financial support and commitments of $107 million to the community through its Family Assistance Center and investments in the citizens, businesses, and life of the East Palestine and surrounding Ohio and Pennsylvania communities.

To understand more about the settlement, visit https://norfolksouthern.mediaroom.com/2024-05-23-Norfolk-Southern-reaches-agreement-to-resolve-federal-East-Palestine-derailment-claims-and-investigations

To learn more about Norfolk Southern’s commitment and ongoing remediation efforts in East Palestine visit NSMakingItRight.com.