EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — Sen. Sherrod Brown held his second roundtable event in East Palestine. Brown met with residents at the First Church of Christ in East Palestine, the same location as the village's first health clinic following February's train derailment.
Brown said residents remain frustrated, and he's working with the Ohio Department of Agriculture to help provide answers for local farmers.
The railroad said it has completed work on removing contaminated soil from beneath the south track and work on the north track will begin next week.
Brown said he remains committed to holding Norfolk Southern accountable.
“I'd like to see [Norfolk Southern] working with communities and with elected officials to do what they ought to do, and they simply haven't done that yet,” said Brown.
The senator also said he is continuing to advocate for the nonpartisan Rail Safety Act, which he introduced with Sen. JD Vance. Brown hopes this new bill will provide safety regulations that will reduce the number of incidents like the one that happened in East Palestine.