Norfolk Southern To Pay EPA $4M Over Chlorine Spill

Law360, New York (March 8, 2010, 5:45 PM EST) -- Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has agreed to pay the federal government $4 million to resolve Clean Water Act violations stemming from a 2005 train derailment and chlorine spill in South Carolina.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement Monday and simultaneously filed a notice of the proposed consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

“This settlement reflects the agency’s commitment to ensure compliance with our nation’s environmental laws,” said Stan Meiburg, the EPA's acting regional administrator in Atlanta. “Companies...
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