Norfolk Southern marks major East Palestine milestone, completing intensive phase of environmental remediation
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ATLANTA, Oct. 26, 2023 ~ Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) announced Thursday that soil excavation is set to be completed in East Palestine, Ohio, marking a significant environmental remediation milestone. This weekend, the final truckload of impacted soil will be removed from the derailment zone and transported offsite, which will substantially reduce heavy truck traffic on East Taggart Street and throughout the village.

According to Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan Shaw, "This milestone is a major step forward in making things right for East Palestine and its residents. From day one, we committed to thoroughly remediating the site, and our plans included listening and responding to the concerns of the community. Norfolk Southern is committed to remaining in East Palestine for the long haul."

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Since the derailment, Norfolk Southern has worked alongside state, local, and federal authorities to work toward full environmental recovery of the derailment zone and the surrounding area. Key accomplishments include: excavation of impacted soil beneath and between the north and south tracks in the derailment zone; 35 million gallons of water recovered and transported offsite; 167 thousand tons of impacted soil removed and transported offsite; 5200 feet of impacted waterways flushed; 1000+ drinking water wells sampled; assessing and washing of Sulphur and Leslie Runs; reopening East Taggart Street to full two-way traffic.

In addition to this next phase of environmental remediation, Norfolk Southern remains focused on community assistance initiatives. To date, Norfolk Southern has committed and invested more than $96.5 million to East Palestine and its surrounding areas. For more information on Norfolk Southern's community engagement progress in East Palestine visit
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