East Palestine Homeowners to be Compensated
September 19, 2023 | Ohio
Norfolk Southern announced Monday that it will compensate homeowners in East Palestine, Ohio, for property value reduction following the Feb. 3 train derailment.
Nearly 2,000 residents in East Palestine were ordered to evacuate the town before workers conducted a controlled burn on Feb. 6 that released hazardous chemicals into the air. Those within the “defined program area” who have sold their home since the derailment, have their home on the market or will put their home on the market will be eligible for the program, in which the company will pay the difference between the market value and the actual sale price, according to a company press release. (Excerpt from Daily Caller.)