A Norfolk Southern train derailed in Calhoun County, Alabama, on Thursday hours before the company’s CEO, Alan Shaw, was due to face lawmakers to answer questions about a February 3 derailment that led to a spill of toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio.
Thursday’s derailment occurred around 6:45 a.m. in the Quad Cities area of White Plains, the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency said in a news release.
There were no reports of injuries or reports of dangerous leaks after about 30 cars derailed, an agency spokesperson said.
«Norfolk Southern has responded and is working closely with us,» the spokesperson said in a statement. «Norfolk Southern has their cleanup crew on site and there is no estimate for how long it will take.»
This is the company’s third train derailment since last month. Earlier this week, 28 cars derailed in Springfield, Ohio. Authorities said there were no hazardous materials on the train.
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