Norfolk Southern Corporation issued the following statement on Thursday in response to the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) preliminary report on the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment.
The National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Thursday morning it found a wheel bearing nearing failure moments before a Feb. 3 train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
Less than two weeks after train cars filled with hazardous chemicals derailed in Ohio and caught fire, a truck carrying nitric acid crashed on a major highway outside Tucson, Arizona, killing the driver and releasing toxic chemicals into the air.
State officials have received no reports of health issues more than 10 days after a train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in eastern Ohio and more than a week after a Norfolk Southern executed a controlled release of the chemicals, a spokesman for Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday.