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Buttigieg vows to hold Norfolk Southern accountable and strengthen rail regulations in visit to East Palestine

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Buttigieg vows to hold Norfolk Southern accountable and strengthen rail regulations in visit to East Palestine
Pete Buttigieg

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg vowed that his department will work with the administration and Congress to prevent future disasters similar to the Feb. 3 train derailment that led to a spill of toxic chemicals during a visit to East Palestine, Ohio, on Thursday.

“The best way to deal with an ecological disaster is to stop it from happening in the first place and that’s a big part of where my department comes in,” Buttigieg said at a news conference, adding that the Transportation Department has laid out steps the federal government wants Congress and the rail industry to take.

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