Norfolk Southern Derailment – East Palestine, OH

Profile last updated: 2/21/23


Start Date


Affected Cites/Counties

  • East Palestine, Ohio

Disaster Type



  • Fire
  • Smoke
  • Wildlife Damage

Major Impacts

Declaration & Aid Status

The company responsible, Norfolk Southern, offered a $25K check to East Palestine; which equates to $5 per resident. There are GoFundMe campaigns and other grassroots efforts from churches and nonprofits. Just days after the toxic spill, residents were informed by the governor to return home - despite extreme health risks. (Source)


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Latest Norfolk Southern Derailment – East Palestine, OH Forum Threads

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Resources for Dealing with Toxic Fumes Leah 0 1 year ago
Current Needs and Response Leah 0 1 year ago

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