Norfolk Southern train derails in Pennsylvania

A Norfolk Southern train derailed Saturday in eastern Pennsylvania, resulting in a spill of diesel fuel and polypropylene plastic pellets.

The train had multiple cars derail near the Lehigh River, where much of the spill occurred. The Lower Saucon Township Police Department reported no injuries, evacuations, or hazardous material threats. Authorities were able to use a containment boom, an absorbent material, to begin to clean up the river.

“We appreciate the quick, professional response by local emergency agencies,” Norfolk Southern posted on X. “Our crews and contractors are on-scene and assessing with first responders. … Our crews and contractors will remain on-scene over the coming days to cleanup, and we appreciate the public’s patience while they work as quickly, thoroughly and as safely as possible. We are always working to advance safety.”

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