Western Pennsylvania school district sues Norfolk Southern over East Palestine train derailment

On behalf of both students and staff members who were negatively impacted by last month’s derailment of a Norfolk Southern freight train carrying noxious chemicals through East Palestine, Ohio, the Blackhawk School District in Western Pennsylvania is suing the train operator.

Tom King, the attorney who filed the suit, spoke with KRKA-TV recently, revealing that he believes this is the first lawsuit ever filed by a school district against Norfolk Southern. He also believes it is the first lawsuit filed in Pittsburgh, stating that there have been other similar such lawsuits filed in Ohio.

“The end goal is to get Norfolk Southern to do the right thing here,” King stated. “And the right thing here is to provide the funds necessary to do the things that the Blackhawk School District needs to do to safeguard its students and its residents and not at the expense of the taxpayers.”

(Related: It is believed that the East Palestine train derailment and “controlled explosion” created the largest dioxin plume in world history.)

During the controlled explosion of the Norfolk Southern freight train, a massive “lethal cocktail” of chemicals was blasted at the Blackhawk School District

According to the suit, Norfolk Southern is guilty of releasing toxic chemicals into the air and onto the ground with absolutely no concern whatsoever for the impact this would have on the Blackhawk School District, including both its students and staff members.

Norfolk Southern dumped a “lethal cocktail,” the suit states, all over the district’s buildings, property, soil, and water supplies. The district also says it has identified deposits of the toxic materials on its properties.


“We’re concerned what effects these toxic clouds have had in the materials in them on our property, on our buildings, on our vents, our air, our water, our quality of life. And we believe there should be monitoring going on to ensure the health and safety are maintained of the kids in the Blackhawk School District, and that they’re protected from future events in which we have no control, no part and weren’t consulted,” King added.

The school district sits in Beaver County, which is located on the very western edge of Pennsylvania next to Ohio. King emphasized this to show just how close the Blackhawk School District is located to the site of the crash and controlled chemical explosion and release.

When the train accident first occurred, there was an initial plume of deadly chemicals that enveloped Beaver County. Then, during the second controlled blast and burn, another plume lit up the sky and traveled directly into the Blackhawk School District.

“We believe that they were negligent with respect to the original accident,” King explained. “And then the intentional blast of the additional material is something that is being debated everywhere, including in the legislature in Pennsylvania.”

In order for justice to be served, King says the case could result in a jury trial. KDKA-TV reached out to Norfolk Southern for comment on the case but did not receive a response.

“This is global,” one commenter from Natural News wrote on a story specifically about the chemical plume and where it traveled. “The residues will be dropped everywhere.”

“This seems to have been a diabolical, premeditated release of dioxin, chemtrails, and 5G – a potent breathing-related mix,” wrote another. “What would a doctor call all of that? Fibromyalgia, of course.”

Another noted that the city chosen for this deadly disaster just so happens to include the word “Palestine” in it, which is interesting considering the melee that afterwards broke out in the Middle East.

The latest news about the situation in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania concerning the train derailment and toxic chemical plume can be found at Disaster.news.

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