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Norfolk Southern agrees to $310 million settlement over East Palestine derailment

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency said in a statement Thursday that the settlement, which still has to be approved by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, will require the railroad to improve safety. That includes reducing the distance between sensors that determine if a train is reaching dangerous temperatures, and ensuring that trains that do reach dangerous temperatures are stopped for inspection.

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Norfolk Southern agrees to $310 million settlement over East Palestine derailment

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency said in a statement Thursday that the settlement, which still has to be approved by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, will require the railroad to improve safety. That includes reducing the distance between sensors that determine if a train is reaching dangerous temperatures, and ensuring that trains that do reach dangerous temperatures are stopped for inspection.

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