OH: Latest derailment “poses no public risk”

Source: KOMU 8 News

“Authorities in Ohio say there is no indication of any risk to public health from the derailment of a Norfolk Southern cargo train between Dayton and Columbus, the second derailment of a company train in the state in a month. Clark County officials say about 20 of the southbound train’s 212 cars, including four tankers, derailed at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday in Springfield Township near a business park and the county fairgrounds. Springfield is about 46 miles (74 km) west of the state capital of Columbus. As a precaution, residents living within 1,000 feet were asked to shelter in place and responding firefighters deployed the county hazmat team as a precaution, but officials early Sunday said the train wasn’t carrying hazardous materials and there was ‘no indication of any injuries or risk to public health at this time.'” (03/05/23)