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DOJ sues Norfolk Southern for environmental damage from train derailment

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The U.S. Department of Justice has filed suit against Norfolk Southern Railway using the 1971 Clean Water Act to seek damages caused by the East Palestine train derailment, which resulted in the release of hazardous chemicals into nearby creeks and rivers, killing an estimated 44,000 fish.

For more, KCBS Radio news anchors Bret Burkhart and Patti Reising spoke with Terry Tamminen, former secretary of the California EPA under Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Photo credit: Ohio EPA and EPA contractors collect soil and air samples from the derailment site on March 9, 2023 in East Palestine, Ohio. Cleanup efforts continue after a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals derailed causing an environmental disaster. Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate after the area was placed under a state of emergency and temporary evacuation orders. (Photo by Michael Swensen/Getty Images)

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