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A Norfolk Southern train derailed Thursday in Alabama, hours before company CEO Alan Shaw faced lawmakers over the Feb, 3 train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
Thursday’s derailment took place in Calhoun County around 6:45 a.m. in the Quad Cities area of White Plains, Alabama, according to the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency.
“Approximately 30 cars derailed. There are no injuries and no reports of leaks of hazmat,” read the statement from the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency. “Norfolk Southern has responded and is working closely with us,” said the statement. “Norfolk Southern has their cleanup crew on site and there is no estimation on how long it will take.”
It is unclear what caused the derailment. Norfolk Southern said the train left from Atlanta and was headed to Meridian, Mississippi. Additional details will be provided at a Thursday afternoon news conference.
As he faced tough questions from lawmakers about the Ohio train derailment, Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw was also asked about yet another one o