February 21, 2023
- Darlington Township, PA
Governor Shapiro, Governor DeWine, and U.S. EPA announced enforcement actions to compel Norfolk Southern to complete testing and remediation around the derailment and pay for any remediation work the Commonwealth does as a result of the derailment.Governor Josh Shapiro visited East Palestine, Ohio to provide an update on the Norfolk Southern train derailment alongside United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and Governor Mike DeWine. Gov. Shapiro detailed all of the work his Administration is doing to protect the people of Pennsylvania and the environment, and pledged to work with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Incident Management Teams as they assess and test for environmental and health impacts as part of a sweeping enforcement action to compel Norfolk Southern to conduct and pay for any cleanup actions caused by the derailment. Gov. Shapiro also visited Darlington Township in Beaver County to meet with residents who received water testing this morning from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Southwest Regional office. The Governor's top priority is to ensure the health and safety of Pennsylvanians who have been affected by this incident.