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Something strange is happening on our railways. Either Norfolk Southern is under attack or our rail system in general is being targeted. This is a conclusion some are coming to following the third derailment of a Norfolk Southern train in just over a month, this time in Alabama.
According to Twitter user Officer Lew:
Norfolk Southern train derailed in Calhoun County, Alabama. This would be the company’s third such incident since early Feb.
BREAKING 🚨: Norfolk Southern train derailed in Calhoun County, Alabama. This would be the company's third such incident since early Feb. pic.twitter.com/bzsqHrRgF7
— Officer Lew (@officer_Lew) March 9, 2023
As NBC News reported, CEO Alan Shaw was slated to talk about derailments before Congress today as well.
A Norfolk Southern train derailed Thursday in Calhoun County, Alabama, hours before company CEO Alan Shaw faced lawmakers to answer questions about a Feb. 3 derailment that led to a toxic chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio.
The train was traveling from Atlanta to Meridian, Mississippi, when it derailed at around 6:45 a.m. in the Quad Cities area of White Plains, officials said.
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There were no reports of injuries and no reports of a hazardous leak after approximately 30 cars derailed, the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency said in a news release.
“Norfolk Southern has responded and is working closely with us,” an agency spokesperson said in a statement. “Norfolk Southern has their cleanup crew on site and there is no estimation on how long it will take.”
We will continue to monitor this situation, but it’s not looking good for Norfolk Southern or America.