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Ohio Suffers Another Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Involving 20 Cargo Cars

At the beginning of February, a train carrying hazardous material derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. The toxic chemicals were therefore released into the environment, killing wildlife and livestock, as well as contaminating all local bodies of water.

On Saturday night, there was ANOTHER Norkfolk Southern train derailment near Springfield, Ohio.

A company spokesperson has assured Columbus Dispatch that none of the 20 cars involved were carrying harmful chemicals, however, hazmat teams have still been dispatched to assess the damage.

Breitbart reports:

The train, which did not have passengers, derailed at around 5pm near the Clark County Fairgrounds, the Dispatch report detailed.

Shelter in place orders have been issued to nearby residents amongst reports of power outages,  the Clark County Emergency Management said.

Springfield is about 46 miles west of the state capital of Columbus, Ohio.

The 20 cars of the 212-car train derailed while traveling south, the Norfolk Southern spokesperson said.

The State Highway Patrol said roads are closed surrounding the derailment site. Officials are urging residents to seek alternative routes.

An eye witness revealed that he was waiting at the intersection as the train crossed through, and actually caught the beginning of the derailment on video.

Shawn Heaton told the Springfield News-Sun, I was right there and I was playing on my phone and then I heard a loud bang. And when I heard the loud bang, I started recording.”

He added, “When I heard the bang, there was all kinds of debris and metal shoot out from under the cars and that’s when I started recording and you could see them start jumping off the tracks.”

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Residents within 1,000 feet of the derailment were asked to shelter in place by the Clark County Emergency Management Agency. However, the agency has not issued a formal evacuation.

Clark County Emergency Management Agency released a statement that said, “Multiple Clark County and Ohio agencies are on site at this time, including the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, the Ohio Department of Public Safety, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Clark County Emergency Management Agency, Springfield Twp. Fire Department, Springfield Fire/Resue Division, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and the Springfield Police Division.”

They also noted that the derailment also caused power outages, with more than 1,500 residents were left without power in Clark County at the time.

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