No Public Health Risk After Second Norfolk Southern Train Derails in Ohio, Officials Say

Officials in Ohio’s Clark County said recovery and clean up operations were continuing on Monday, March 6, following a Norfolk Southern train derailment in Springfield — the second such incident in the state in just over a month.

Video captured by Matthew Holland shows overturned rail cars at the site of the derailment in Springfield on March 4.

Officials said the crash site had been independently examined by the Clark County hazmat team, Norfolk Southern and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and that there was no evidence of spillage or threats to public safety.

However, it was also acknowledged Monday that other cars on the train did have hazardous contents but those cars were not involved in the derailment.

The train was operated by Norfolk Southern, the rail company that has faced scrutiny after a train carrying hazardous materials derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, on February 3. Credit: Matthew Holland via Storyful