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Norfolk Southern Backfilling Site with New Stone and Gravel

Last Updated on January 23, 2024 at 4:40pm

WKBN and Salem News cover the latest developments on the recovery work in East Palestine, Ohio.

“[W]e want to get the community where it was before the whole incident,” Chris Hunsicker, regional manager of Norfolk Southern, told WKBN. “This a big milestone for Norfolk Southern,” said Hunsicker, emphasizing that Norfolk Southern has “done a lot of work to remove the hazards it identified to get them off-site and handled appropriately.”

As of Friday, January 19, 2024, 42.8 million gallons of water has been recovered and transported from the site, and over 176,000 tons of waste soil has been removed. Backfilling new stone and gravel work is expected to continue throughout the winter.

Hunsicker told WKBN he and his crew are thrilled they’re able to move into this restoration phase.

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